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ERIC Number: EJ923840
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0024-1822
How Is Innovation Taught? On the Humanities and the Knowledge Economy
Edelstein, Dan
Liberal Education, v96 n1 p14-19 Win 2010
In the face of limited resources, administrators and policy makers are urged to invest more in science, engineering, and technology programs; meanwhile, liberal arts colleges are on their way to becoming an endangered species. But what might look like an inevitable market trend could itself have negative economic effects. In this article, the author argues that the humanities play a determining role in producing not only the "right" kind of doctor, but also the entrepreneurs, engineers, and designers that make the American economy so productive. The reason, he suggests, is that the humanities provide students with the best opportunities for learning how to innovate.
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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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