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CAUT Bulletin Archives

March 2005

Reinventing Ourselves

Interdisciplinary Education, Collaborative Learning and Experimentation in Higher Education

Barbara Leigh Smith & John McCann, eds. Bolton Massachusetts: Anker Publishing Company, Inc., 2001; 500 pp; ISBN: 1-882982-35-5, hardcover $49.95 US.
Reinventing Ourselves examines the experiences of and lessons learned from a variety of institutions that pioneered new approaches for more effective teaching and learning. Many of the colleges included in this volume began as both educational and social experiments, representing new ways of thinking about educational goals, curricular organization, institutional governance and faculty roles and rewards. With new calls for both rethinking our approaches to teaching and learning and for reviewing the traditional boundaries within institutions and between disciplines, this book offers a rich store of ideas from which to draw.
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