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In their lively and entertaining weekly discussion of issues related to higher education, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger explore the topics of higher education, lifelong learning, and exercising the brain. Ed and Jennifer practice what they preach, too, by introducing math puzzlers and brain teasers to keep listeners on their toes.

Higher Ed: What Else Could be Taught in School?

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Most people who get at least a high school education will experience a pretty standard set of courses no matter where they go to school: Math, English, Social Studies, Biology, and the like. But are there things not being taught in schools that should be? What if the traditional academic slate were wiped clean and replaced with a new "road map;" what might that look like? In this week's episode of KUT's podcast Higher Ed, KUT's Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger discuss some things that could be added to curricula to enhance education - even well beyond school years.

Now, don't expect Ed to make concrete suggestions such as "more Math"  or "less History." Ed actually believes the tweaks are more about process than content and should focus more on learning itself than on any specific subject. Click here to hear Ed and Jen discuss those tweaks, and to get the latest puzzler. Does this one sound familiar? Listen on to find out.

This episode was recorded on October 4, 2016.

For all of the Higher Ed episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on itunes here!