Author Nikhil Goyal discusses transforming education on Sept. 21

Nikhil Goyal

Nikhil Goyal sheds the light on the most extraordinary models of learning around the nation in his lecture.

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Nikhil Goyal sheds light on the most extraordinary models of learning around the nation in his lecture titled "Transforming Education," which will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium at Penn State Berks. Goyal will discuss his philosophies on the American education system by presenting case studies and research that suggest schools are exhausting children’s creativity, curiosity and love of learning. This event is free and open to the public.

Goyal, who authored "Schools on Trial: How Freedom and Creativity Can Fix Our Educational Malpractice" at the age of 20, has numerous outstanding accomplishments, including: appearing on MSNBC and FOX; writing for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other publications; and receiving the 2013 Freedom Flame Award. He has had speaking engagements with the Clinton Global Initiative University, Google, University of Cambridge, and the LEGO Foundation.

Penn State Berks reserves the right to limit the photography and/or recording of any program. The permitted or prohibited activities during a particular program will be announced at the beginning of the event and/or included in the printed program. All media requesting interviews and/or access to photograph and/or tape any program must contact the Office of Strategic Communications at 610-396-6053.

This event is co-sponsored by the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture series and the Penn State Berks Honors Club. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.