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Innovation is only good if it is useful, too

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Innovation. It’s one of those shiny words that pops up in mission statements and prospectuses, letting people know that this ain’t no fuddy-duddy, set-in-its-ways college. This is a college that’s not afraid of the gleaming straight-out-of-the-box ideas and practices that will drive things to the future.

Yet, in the dash for change, the greater educational good can sometimes be overlooked.

Crusty old delivery? Make way for facilitation. Out with the mouldy old sage on the stage to make way for the vibrant guide on the side. After all, it’s better for the students to gain their own knowledge. ...

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