The Value of Education: Rethinking Our Teaching
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Higher education is increasingly driven by politicians’ desire for the development of ‘transferable skills’ to enable success in the market place. Can the value of education go beyond its contribution to the economy? Is there still a role for universities to train students to think critically about aspects of society? Melissa Benn, journalist and author of School Wars: The Battle for Britain’s Education joins Ruth Wishart to discuss the issues. Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival
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