James Skidmore

By Stephen G Hurley

Host Stephen Hurley scans the education ecosystem, looking for the people and ideas that are starting to change the way we think about teaching, learning, schools and communities

Dr. James Skidmore is Associate Professor in the Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies At University of Waterloo. He is also Director, Waterloo Centre for German Studies.

In this episode, we begin to explore the idea of a University in our 21st century. What purpose do they serve? How might students (and faculty) become more engaged in the tough work of knowledge acquisition and mobilization? What role does the notion of “Open” play in developing our systems of education so that they can continue to be transformative in the lives of students?