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Of a liberal education in general

by William Whewell

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Published by J. W. Parker in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • University of Cambridge,
  • Education, Higher

  • Edition Notes

    Statementand with particular reference to the leading studies of the University of Cambridge ...
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsLF119 .W5
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 v. in 1.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23378790M
    LC Control Number07015063

      The book makes the case that a liberal education enables “students to make sense of the world and their place in it, preparing them to use knowledge and skills as a .   On the other hand, the “perfection of the intellect,” which is the aim of a liberal education, “is the clear, calm, accurate vision and comprehension of all things, as far as the finite mind can embrace them, each in its place, and with its own characteristics upon it.”.

    General education—the flagship program in the College’s curriculum, consisting of courses from eight categories designed to assure that undergraduates acquire some breadth of intellectual exposure, as well as some grounding in ethical reasoning and the broader responsibilities of citizenship they will assume—has come in for wholesale criticism in its required five-year review. Core Curriculum for General Education The core curriculum at Mercer builds upon our strong liberal arts heritage and supplements the knowledge students attain from majors and minors. A hallmark of a Mercer education is that students take interdisciplinary courses to build strong academic skills while exploring interesting ideas and texts.

    The Politics of Liberal Education enters this discussion with a sophisticated defense of educational reform in response to attacks by academic traditionalists. The authors here—themselves distinguished scholars and educators—share the belief that American schools, colleges, and universities can do a far better job of educating the nation.   What does liberal/general education mean, in promise and practice? Debate about what a college degree should be is as relevant today as it was two hundred years ago. This book respects the complexities and concepts of liberal and general, pushing at their historical and rhetorical legacies to redefine and reaffirm their potential in a new y and administrators from across the Brand: Judith Summerfield.


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A liberal education re-establishes the mutual ground of knowledge to foster relationships, respect, and humankind.

With so many Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) there is still the opportunity to study and learn humanities, history, art, and culture. If you have not watched Fareed Zakaria’s GPS show I highly recommend it/5().

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Of a liberal education in general ; and with particular reference to the leading studies of the University of Cambridge. [William Whewell]. A general introduction to the great books and to a liberal education, (The Great ideas program) by Adler, Mortimer Jerome and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.

Crucially, just as is the case with learning language, the actualization of rational powers in general requires socialization, apprenticeship, training, imitation, or, more broadly, education (paideia).

One learns how to be a flute player, citizen, scientist, historian, or philosopher. While students with a liberal arts education are encouraged to master a broad range of subjects, more critical to a real education is reflection upon the meaning and purpose of life more broadly, and dedication to the pursuit of goodness, truth, and beauty.

At War with the Word: Literary Theory and Liberal Education By R. Young ISI Books, Read preview Overview How to Read a Book: The Art of Getting a Liberal Education By Mortimer J.

Adler Simon and Schuster,   A Do-It-Yourself Liberal Education. Commentary. By Charles Lipson RCP His most lasting achievement was "The Lifetime Reading Plan," a book meant for Americans who wanted to educate themselves. IN DEFENSE OF A LIBERAL EDUCATION - By Fareed Zakaria.

excerpts (in italic print) and key ideas– by Mark Carrico. CHAPTER ONE – COMING TO AMERICA. The book opens with a quote from E.O. Wilson: “We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom.

The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, peopleFile Size: KB. The concept of liberal adult education refers in general terms to “higher” education, though that descriptor is also broad in and of itself.

Increasingly, adults are looking for education, whether for work, career re-training, or personal betterment. A Classical Liberal Arts education studying the Trivium and Quadrivium while reading the classical and modern work of literature and philosophy that form the generally agreed upon Liberal Arts canon in Western education.

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This site is like a library, Use search box in. As early as the s, nursing education literature asserted that when the liberal arts are taught in discrete curricular courses, the connections between these courses and the learning needs of the professional nurse remain unrecognized.

Smart. Nicholas Kristof - New York Times. An accessible, necessary defense of an idea under siege. New York Times Book Review deft and persuasive Zakaria brings the reader swiftly and surely through the noble history of the liberal education ideal and describes with alarm how it is buckling under pressure from rising college tuition and students who are understandably concerned about /5(6).

He essentially rejected the ancient intellectual way of Athens and became a proponent of liberal education. He believed that having a general, genuine education was more valuable to a person than a specialized education.

Being able to apply knowledge in a general context that can be transferred to a variety of different scenarios in life would. According to James Engel, the author of The Value of a Liberal Arts Education, "A liberal education provides the framework for an educated and thoughtful citizen." History.

Definitions of a liberal education may be broad, generalized, and sometimes even contradictory. "It is at once the most enduring and changeable of academic traditions.". The method of liberal education is the liberal arts, and the result of liberal education is discipline in those arts.

The liberal artist learns to read, write, speak, listen, understand, and think. He learns to reckon, measure, and manipulate matter, quantity, and motion in order to. The Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults is a rigorous, noncredit liberal arts program that draws on the strong Socratic tradition at the University of Chicago and covers the foundations of Western political and social thought.

The Certificate Program. The starting point for the Basic Program is the Four-Year Core Curriculum. Liberal arts education (from Latin liberalis "free" and ars "art or principled practice") is the traditional program of education in Western higher education.

Liberal arts today covers four areas: the natural sciences, social sciences, (creative) arts, and central academic disciplines include physics, biology, philosophy, logic, linguistics, literature, history, political.Audio Books & Poetry Community Audio Computers, Technology and Science Music, Arts & Culture News & Public Affairs Non-English Audio Spirituality & Religion.

Librivox Free Audiobook. Full text of "Of a liberal education in general;" See other formats.A liberal education makes you a good citizen. The word liberal comes from the Latin liber, which means “free.” At its essence, a liberal education is an education to free the mind from dogma, from controls, from constraints.

It is an exercise in freedom. That is why America’s founding fathers believed so passionately in its importance.