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ERIC Number: EJ1095030
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0024-1822
Thoughts on a "Liberating" Education
Scott, Robert A.
Liberal Education, v99 n4 Fall 2013
In describing the purpose of college, author Robert Scott believes that undergraduate education is and must be as much about character and citizenship as about careers and commerce. In addition to majoring in a particular subject, and in order to fulfill the purpose of a university education, Scott says that undergraduate students must learn about and consider the natural world we meet upon birth, the world we make, and the means by which we mediate between the world we meet and the world we make. Further, Scott writes that he does not think of ours as the "information age" but rather as the "imagination age." In that context, he presents in detail the three most important aspects of learning as history, imagination, and compassion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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