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Stanford Remakes Curriculum, Following Trend to Focus on Critical Thinking vs. Disciplinary Content
By Dan Berrett


Stanford University is unveiling on Thursday a set of 55 recommendations to place a priority on teaching undergraduates a set of skills in addition to requiring them to take courses in specific disciplines.

 

Stanford's committee identified seven skill areas as important for students:

 

aesthetic and interpretive inquiry; social inquiry; scientific analysis; formal and quantitative reasoning (two courses in each); as well as one course in engaging difference, one in moral and ethical reasoning, and another in creative expression.


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