Philosophy and Modern Liberal Arts Education

Philosophy and Modern Liberal Arts Education

Philosophy and modern liberal arts education: freedom is to learn / Nigel Tubbs. pages cm Summary: “In the age that announces the death of metaphysics, that is alive to the existence of the 'other', and defends democratic citizenship ...

Author: N. Tubbs

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137358929

Category: Education

Page: 204

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This book argues for a modern version of liberal arts education, exploring first principles within the divine comedy of educational logic. By reforming the three philosophies of metaphysics, nature and ethics upon which liberal arts education is based, Tubbs offers a profound transatlantic philosophical and educational challenge to the subject.
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Philosophy and Modern Liberal Arts Education

Philosophy and Modern Liberal Arts Education

This book argues for a modern version of liberal arts education, exploring first principles within the divine comedy of educational logic.

Author: N. Tubbs

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137358929

Category: Education

Page: 204

View: 433

This book argues for a modern version of liberal arts education, exploring first principles within the divine comedy of educational logic. By reforming the three philosophies of metaphysics, nature and ethics upon which liberal arts education is based, Tubbs offers a profound transatlantic philosophical and educational challenge to the subject.
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Back to the Core

Back to the Core

Rethinking the Core Texts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Education in Europe Emma Cohen de Lara, Hanke Drop ... She teaches courses in modern and postmodern literature and film, psychoanalysis, philosophy, and music.

Author: Emma Cohen de Lara

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781622739790

Category: Education

Page: 270

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Whereas liberal arts and sciences education arguably has European roots, European universities have evolved over the last century to become advanced research institutions, mainly offering academic training in specialized disciplines. The Bologna process, started by the European Union in the late nineties, encouraged European institutions of higher education to broaden their curricula and to commit to undergraduate education with increased vigor. One of the results is that Europe is currently witnessing a proliferation of liberal arts and sciences colleges and broad bachelor degrees. This edited volume fills a gap in the literature by providing reflections on the recent developments in Europe with regard to higher education in the liberal arts and sciences. The first section includes reflections from either side of the Atlantic about the nature and aims of liberal arts and sciences education and the way in which it takes shape, or should take shape in European institutions of higher learning. The edited volume takes as a distinct approach to liberal arts and sciences education by focusing on the unique way in which core texts – i.e. classic texts from philosophical, historical, literary or cultural traditions involving “the best that has been written” – meet the challenges of modern higher education in general and in Europe in particular. This approach is manifested explicitly in the second section that focuses on how specific core texts promote the goals of liberal arts and sciences education, including the teaching methods, curricular reflections, and personal experiences of teaching core texts. The edited volume is based on a selection of papers presented at a conference held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in September 2015. It is meant to impart the passion that teachers and administrators share about developing the liberal arts and sciences in Europe with the help of core texts in order to provide students with a well-rounded, formative, and genuinely liberal education.
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Misrecognitions

Misrecognitions

Modern Liberal Arts at the University of Winchester, UK. ... Tubbs, “Gillian Rose and Education,” 128. ... Higher Education; Tubbs, Education in Tubbs, History of Western Philosophy; Tubbs, Philosophy and Modern Liberal Arts Education.

Author: Joshua B. Davis

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532613616

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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This collection brings together prominent thinkers from numerous disciplines to address the legacy of Gillian Rose for political theology today. Rose's work is notorious for its eclectic range, difficult style, and iconoclastic defiance of the conventions of postmodern critical theory. The theologians, religious scholars, ethicists, and theorists in this collection discuss Rose's relationship to such topics as the Frankfurt School, social theory, feminism, literature, law, Hegel, Kant, and psychoanalysis. They situate her work within the wider context of political theology, as it is understood in religious studies and continental philosophy. Though attentive to the theoretical issues raised by Rose's work, these essays are also engage the role that work may play in political action today, examining issues such as refugee immigration in Europe, the rise of nationalism, and anticapitalist political organizing. The collection is a vital contribution to the rising body of literature on Rose and her importance to political philosophy, ethics, and theology, but it will also serve as an important orienting guide for readers new to Rose's work and its demanding style.
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International Handbook of Research in History Philosophy and Science Teaching

International Handbook of Research in History  Philosophy and Science Teaching

add a more global perspective to the contemporary liberal arts story, by showing how the mathematics present in many cultures – an important part of global history – can enhance the teaching of modern mathematics.

Author: Michael R. Matthews

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789400776548

Category: Education

Page: 2532

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This inaugural handbook documents the distinctive research field that utilizes history and philosophy in investigation of theoretical, curricular and pedagogical issues in the teaching of science and mathematics. It is contributed to by 130 researchers from 30 countries; it provides a logically structured, fully referenced guide to the ways in which science and mathematics education is, informed by the history and philosophy of these disciplines, as well as by the philosophy of education more generally. The first handbook to cover the field, it lays down a much-needed marker of progress to date and provides a platform for informed and coherent future analysis and research of the subject. The publication comes at a time of heightened worldwide concern over the standard of science and mathematics education, attended by fierce debate over how best to reform curricula and enliven student engagement in the subjects. There is a growing recognition among educators and policy makers that the learning of science must dovetail with learning about science; this handbook is uniquely positioned as a locus for the discussion. The handbook features sections on pedagogical, theoretical, national, and biographical research, setting the literature of each tradition in its historical context. It reminds readers at a crucial juncture that there has been a long and rich tradition of historical and philosophical engagements with science and mathematics teaching, and that lessons can be learnt from these engagements for the resolution of current theoretical, curricular and pedagogical questions that face teachers and administrators. Science educators will be grateful for this unique, encyclopaedic handbook, Gerald Holton, Physics Department, Harvard University This handbook gathers the fruits of over thirty years’ research by a growing international and cosmopolitan community Fabio Bevilacqua, Physics Department, University of Pavia
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Adult Learning in the Language Classroom

Adult Learning in the Language Classroom

A modern liberal arts education for adults aims to produce an individual who is literate 'intellectually, morally, ... An adult student who finds herself in a program emphasizing the liberal arts philosophy will likely find that foreign ...

Author: Stacey Margarita Johnson

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783094189

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 148

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This book explores connections between the fields of foreign/second language teaching and adult learning. This interdisciplinary approach serves as a framework in order to: (a) understand the teaching methods that promote the deeper, more critical sort of language learning advocated by scholars and professional organizations, (b) understand how adult students learn and transform through language study, and (c) reinforce the immense value of beginning language courses. Johnson studies a classroom of adult language learners for one semester, exploring issues of motivation and perceived value for these short-term learners as well as touching on issues around intercultural communication teaching and learning. The book will be of interest to adult language teachers as well as researchers studying adult education and second language learning.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Catholic Higher Education

Catholic Higher Education

In universities up until the beginning of the twentieth century, ethics was a component of philosophy called moral philosophy. ... There is, however, a derivative known as modern liberal arts that consists of English literature, ...

Author: Melanie M. Morey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198041594

Category: Religion

Page: 472

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Catholic higher education in the United States is undergoing dramatic changes, driven largely by the virtual disappearance of nuns, brothers, and priests from Catholic university campuses. Today Catholic colleges and universities are dealing with critical questions about what constitutes Catholic collegiate identity. What are appropriate ways to engage the Catholic tradition across all sectors of university life? What constitutes a critical mass of committed and knowledgeable Catholics necessary to maintain religious identity? What is an appropriate level of knowledge and religious commitment for those who lead, govern, and teach at Catholic institutions and how do they acquire it? Many people have strong - and strongly differing - opinions about the current state of Catholic higher education. Melanie M. Morey and John J. Piderit, S.J., wade into these waters with a study of 124 senior administrators at 33 Catholic colleges and universities across the United States. Exceptionally candid appraisals by administrators across a varied landscape attest that a cultural crisis is looming at a number of Catholic institutions. Based on their research, Morey and Piderit describe the present situation and offer concrete suggestions for enhancing Catholic identity, culture, and mission at all Catholic colleges and universities. The authors define the critical issues and analyze and address them by using the rich construct of culture, particularly organizational culture. They provide four different models of how Catholic colleges and universities can operate and successfully compete as religiously distinctive institutions in the higher education market. After identifying the content of the Catholic tradition - intellectual, moral, and social - the authors analyze present performance among institutions in all four models. They derive criteria for identifying religious cultural crisis at institutions and provide specific policy proposals for enhancing religious culture. They also suggest principles for effectively leading and managing cultural change. Morey and Piderit offer the first in-depth cultural analysis of the Catholic character of Catholic universities and colleges at a crucial time for these institutions. With new research and practical applications, this book is an invaluable resource for Catholic educators and anyone concerned about the future of Catholic higher education.
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Who Needs a Liberal Arts College

Who Needs a Liberal Arts College

As The College of Wooster continues to celebrate national recognition for its role as an outstanding liberal arts institution, it is fitting that this edition of Alburey Castell's works has been published to remind us of one of the many ...

Author: Alburey Castell

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: PSU:000056402896

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Alburey Castell forged the concepts agency, activity, and process to stake out the claims of person-hood. Carrying such concepts as tools into the field of education, Castell drove a wedge between the humanities and the sciences. As The College of Wooster continues to celebrate national recognition for its role as an outstanding liberal arts institution, it is fitting that this edition of Alburey Castell's works has been published to remind us of one of the many fine educators who had a hand in building an institution devoted to the process of lifelong learning. President Howard Lowry, who served the college from 1944 until his death in 1967, outlined his vision for Wooster in the 1945 publication Adventure in Education. Lowry mapped out a curriculum plan that would allow students to embrace science, social sciences, as well as the humanities. Lowry also held firm to the belief that students should be introduced to religion and philosophy. He wanted students to receive a substantial grounding in ethics that would prepare them for life beyond the classroom. undergraduates for a lifetime's intellectual adventure, one that will help them meet new situations as they arise, one that will allow them to develop harmoniously and independently (College of Wooster Bulletin Dec. 1, 1945, p. 12). Having faculty who were firmly committed to this vision of liberal arts education was the key to Lowry's success. By the time Lowry sought out Alburey Castell in 1964 to fill the position of Compton Professor of Philosophy the plan outlined in Adventure in Education was well underway. The Independent Study Program had been established in 1948, liberal studies courses were being taught, and faculty were encouraged to take research and study leaves so as to embark on their own adventure (p. 30).
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Liberal Arts Education in a Changing Society

Liberal Arts Education in a Changing Society

Students were required to study Latin in depth and to specialize in one modern European language: French, English, German, ... Those who studied the liberal arts were asked to master works from all branches of philosophy and other ...

Author: You Guo Jiang

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004282315

Category: Education

Page: 314

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In Liberal Arts Education in a Changing Society: A New Perspective on Chinese Higher Education You Guo Jiang, S. J. provides a unique focus on the re-emergence of liberal arts education in China.
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