Future of Higher Education
Dewey, in his famous book, "How We Think " 1, set out the challenge that all human beings from infancy through life have to develop the thinking skills necessary to successfully identify the problems they encounter, and to develop increasingly sophisticated intellectual procedures to solve the problems that have been identified. Problem solving involves a critical faculty in the self-system of the human being. This faculty is the faculty of making choices about the implications of values and problems of importance to the individual and society. In effect, this means that choice itself is a matter of the individual exercising the challenge of informed decision making, hopefully in the interest of the individual and the common interest of the community.