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'What is it the Humanities has to offer?

'Training in what the world of late antiquity and the Middle Ages called "the language arts," that is, in the modes of grammatical, rhetorical and logical inquiry essential to understanding written texts, in the modes of reasoning needed to make crucial distinctions and to formulate concise thought, and in the precise modes of expression necessary to ar
"The disorder of ecosystems reflects a prior disorder of mind, making it a central concern to those institutions that purport to improve minds. In other words, the ecological crisis is in every way a crisis of education."

In Ecological Intelligence, Daniel Goleman describes how understanding the interplay of humans and the natural world demands vast knowledge and requires collaboration to navi
A revolution in education is under way and it is starting in the most unlikely places.
The revolutionaries are not professional educators from famous universities, rather they are elementary school students, a growing number of intrepid teachers, and a handful of facilitators from widely diverse backgrounds. The goal of the revolution is the reconnection of young people with their own habitats a
Cathy Davidson argues that term papers and other university traditions have outgrown their relevance as benchmarks of academic achievement. "It's time to stop preparing students for a world that no longer exists....In "Now You See It," [Cathy] Davidson cites the elite Socratic system of questions and answers, the agrarian method of problem-solving and the apprenticeship program of imitating a mas
"GRADUATE education is the Detroit of higher learning. Most graduate programs in American universities produce a product for which there is no market (candidates for teaching positions that do not exist) and develop skills for which there is diminishing demand (research in subfields within subfields and publication in journals read by no one other than a few like-minded colleagues), all at a rapi
What are the real goals of teaching/learning? What defines a master teacher? A successful student experience? Here's a start...Now--teachers AND students-- add your own anecdotes, insights, questions, and challenges!!
What teaching/learning event changed your mind/life/outlook/direction?

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