ERIC Number: ED267703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The New Liberal Learning: Technology and the Liberal arts.
Lisensky, Robert P.; And Others
The need to integrate technology and liberal arts in the undergraduate curriculum is addressed in this collection of two articles and a bibliography. The monograph resulted from a project by the Council of Independent Colleges on the response of the liberal arts college to technology. In "Technology and the Liberal Arts," Allan Pfnister considers the nature of technology and its impact on contemporary life and the relationship between technology and the traditional liberal arts disciplines. He considers whether the problem-solving approach of technology is a special kind of methodology and how this methodology relates to liberal learning. Robert Lisensky's article, "Technology as Subject Matter," discusses the incorporation of technology into the liberal arts curriculum. Results of a survey on current programs in technology in small liberal arts colleges are presented, along with three case studies of colleges that have altered their curricula in the area of technology. Finally, Sharon D. Sweet's selective bibliography of readings in technology and the liberal arts is presented, with ratings of the relative importance of each publication. Each of the three sections (books, journal articles and syllabi readings) are categorized by topic. (SW)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Case Studies, College Curriculum, Computers, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Ethics, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Problem Solving, Small Colleges, Technological Advancement, Technology, Undergraduate Study, Values
Council of Independent Colleges, One Dupont Circle, Suite 320, Washington, DC 20036 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Consortium for the Advancement of Private Higher Education.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Council of Independent Colleges, Washington, DC.