CHE: Is ‘Design Thinking’ the New Liberal Arts?

In The Chronicle of Higher Ed today:

Asked whether the administration was aware that the was furnishing the university with nothing less than a new educational model, Elam answers, “Yes. The simple answer is yes.” One vision of what that might mean is the Stanford2025 exhibition project, an attempt to reimagine undergraduate experience. Instead of a four-year-and-out program with a progressive narrowing of focus, students have a “mission” instead of a major, and “loop” in and out of the university throughout their work careers, with punctuated periods of different kinds of learning, and with fact-based expertise giving way to skills-based expertise.