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A mish-mash of items on learning, creativity, innovation and design education
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Throwing muses

Throwing muses | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Imagine: How Creativity Works. By Jonah Lehrer. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 304 pages; $26. To be published in Britain by Canongate in April; £18.99. Buy from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk
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The disposable academic

The disposable academic | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
ON THE evening before All Saints’ Day in 1517, Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the door of a church in Wittenberg. In those days a thesis was simply a position one wanted to argue.

 

Whining PhD students are nothing new, but there seem to be genuine problems with the system that produces research doctorates (the practical “professional doctorates” in fields such as law, business and medicine have a more obvious value). There is an oversupply of PhDs. Although a doctorate is designed as training for a job in academia, the number of PhD positions is unrelated to the number of job openings. Meanwhile, business leaders complain about shortages of high-level skills, suggesting PhDs are not teaching the right things. The fiercest critics compare research doctorates to Ponzi or pyramid schemes.

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