liberal arts

“People know how to take a course. But they need to learn how to learn.”

“People know how to take a course. But they need to learn how to learn.”

That quote from John Leutner, head of global learning at Xerox summarizes the conclusion of a piece in the Washington Post.  We just posted about how US society has come to view higher education in terms of vocational traning rather than personal development.  The WaPo article points out that recent research suggests this may be […]

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The Changing Role of Higher Education

The Changing Role of Higher Education

Over at the Chronicle of Higher Education, Dan Berrett has a piece describing how popular perceptions of higher education have been transformed over the past 40 years: Sometimes, sea changes in attitude start small, gradually establishing assumptions until no one remembers thinking differently. This is how that happened to liberal education. It’s a story of […]

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