Educate-to-innovate is the new catch phrase
- Rahat Bano for Hindustan Times December 22nd, 2009
- Source: http://www.hindustantimes.com/HTHorizons/hthorizonssectionpage-otherstories/Educate-to-innovate-is-the-new-catch-phrase/SP-Article1-489175.aspx
The system of engineering education in the United States is going through a “paradigm shift”, says Jerry M Hultin, president, Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly). He explains what this means and what benefits this brings to Indian students.
What is the scope of studying engineering in the US? How is it different from studying this subject in, say, Germany or France?
My answer is more subtle than just pointing out the differences between the US and Germany or France. I think the US is on the verge of a paradigm shift in engineering education, from traditional discipline-based engineering education to an ‘educate-to-innovate’ approach. I think this emerging need to change the educational model in the US is even more important than a comparison with the rest of the world.