March 28, 2017

Re:Learning at SXSW EDU 2017

This special series from the team of Chronicle reporters who attended SXSW EDU this year showcases video highlights from some of the key speakers at the annual gathering of educators, tech entrepreneurs, and policy makers.

The edited segments, hosted by the senior writers Goldie Blumenstyk and Scott Carlson, feature scholars including:

  • Sara Goldrick-Rab, of Temple University, illustrating ways to make college more affordable to needy students.
  • Chris Emdin, of Columbia University’s Teachers College, championing the value of hip-hop as a lens to judge education’s enemies and “frenemies.”
  • Joseph W. Polisi, president of the Juilliard School, describing the enduring value of an arts education.

Stay tuned for more videos from the event. For more on educational innovation, explore The Chronicle’s re:Learning project.

From SXSW EDU 2017: Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Work Week, describes the experiential approaches he uses to help people teach themselves.

From SXSW EDU 2017: Sarah E. Lewis, an assistant professor of art history and African-American studies at Harvard University, discusses the relationship between creativity and social justice.

From SXSW EDU 2017: William H. McRaven, a retired admiral in the U.S. Navy who is now chancellor of the University of Texas system, describes the value of a “team of teams” and the role of the university as a home for dissent.

From SXSW EDU 2017: Sara Goldrick-Rab, a sociology professor at Temple University, describes how college costs and financial-aid structures cut out low-income students.

From SXSW EDU 2017: Christopher Emdin, an associate professor at Columbia University’s Teachers College, urges educators to more fully value students’ life experiences.

From SXSW EDU 2017: Joseph W. Polisi, president of the Juilliard School, discusses how studying music and other arts prepares students for the workplace and conveys American values to the world.

From SXSW EDU 2017: Three college presidents who spoke at SXSW EDU argue that the teaching and learning experiences of such an education are more relevant than ever.