Here are some provocative thoughts from a professor at Columbia University in New York. Imagine teachers and students collaborating across academic departments and even across higher ed. institutions on problem solving projects. Imagine a curriculum restructured based on vital topics like Mind, Body, Law, Information, Networks, Language, Space, Time, Media, Money, Life and Water. Instead of the traditional academic departments each separately focusing on these topics, mixed classes could collaborate on research and problem solving, each discipline bringing its own perspective. Hmm... I keep hearing the word "collaboration" in education.