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Robert Sternberg

Making Creative Leadership the Centrepiece of Higher Education

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Is it possible to design an entire school in terms of enhancing the creative leadership of its students? As Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University in Massachusetts, Robert Sternberg’s primary mission is to reshape the entire educational process so that creative leadership becomes its centrepiece. The purpose of higher education is to produce tomorrow's leaders. Yet we often teach as though its purpose is to produce walking encyclopaedias. At Tufts, all are working together to change the cornerstones of the organization, the admissions process, the instructional process and the assessment process, in order to optimize education for leadership. In this talk, Professor Sternberg will describe what they are doing, why they are doing it, how they are doing it, and their results so far.

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