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ERIC Number: EJ823161
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1063-2913
Dwelling in Possibilities: Our Students' Spectacular Hunger for Life Makes Them Radically Vulnerable
Edmundson, Mark
Arts Education Policy Review, v110 n2 p22-28 Win 2009
In this article, the author discusses how today's student generation has a spectacular hunger for life and more life. They want to study, travel, make friends, make more friends, read everything (superfast), take in all the movies, listen to every hot band, keep up with everyone they've ever known. They live to multiply possibilities. The author argues how this hunger for life has a number of consequences, for now and for the future. These students do not realize that they might crash on their own with the fast life they are taking. To live well, people must sometimes stop and think, and then try to remake the work in progress that they currently are. The author contends that there's no better place for that than a college classroom where, together, students can slow it down and live deliberately, if only for a while.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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