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Engineering Education Reform

5 Times in a Career When Academics Should Hire a Coach

David Goldberg | Posted 07.29.2013 | College
David Goldberg

Given that universities do not yet pay for coaching, to what extent does the coach accommodate those who are paying out of their own pockets?

The Joy of Vulnerability: Public, Personal & Otherwise

David Goldberg | Posted 07.22.2013 | College
David Goldberg

After finishing up a post over at Big Beacon on Educating Wholehearted Engineers & Educators, I was reflecting about the notion of vulnerability and the ways in which we are vulnerable both publicly and privately.

Expertise and the Beauty of Not Knowing

David Goldberg | Posted 07.14.2013 | College
David Goldberg

For an expert, the very idea of not knowing challenges one's self-image, one's entire story of oneself. After all experts are people who have learned and now know a lot about some particular subject, and experts are judged as good or bad depending on the extent of that knowledge.

Journey to the Center of Our Brains

David Goldberg | Posted 07.01.2013 | College
David Goldberg

As Taylor discusses the progress of her stroke, she tells a story of those other worlds, of connection, of oneness, of a quiet mind, and of surrender. It's a beautiful description, and an important one.

5 Enemies of Transformative Educational Change

David Goldberg | Posted 06.22.2013 | College
David Goldberg

The first order of business in approaching engineering education change is to stop making it simpler than it is. Let's think more carefully about how we're going to change at the same time we think about what we would like to change.

Educating Wholehearted Engineers & Educators

David Goldberg | Posted 06.19.2013 | College
David Goldberg

Let's use emotional words to talk about emotional processes in educational reform. If we do this, the cool thing is that we will hasten the day when we educate wholehearted engineers and wholehearted engineering educators, both.

Engineering Education in a Not-Too-Distant Day

David Goldberg | Posted 03.05.2013 | Education
David Goldberg

The year is 2023, and engineering has become the education of choice for an increasing number of college-bound high school seniors.

A Different Kind of Diversity: The Changing Face of Engineering Education

David Goldberg | Posted 10.24.2012 | Education
David Goldberg

We face unprecedented global challenges and opportunities, from the need for clean water and clean energy to fighting cyber terrorism. These challenges demand new ideas, and one obvious approach is simply to increase volume.