Liberal Learning and the Art of the Democratic Conversation

Dekker, T. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation (speaker at event)Talk or presentationAcademic

Description

The democratic process can be understood as a special kind of conversation. It requires citizens to think of the common good, understand the interests of others, and negotiate differences of perspective. Being able to have this conversation does not happen naturally. Rather, it needs to be taught. That is why any democratic society needs a higher education system that fosters students’ ability to have this special type of conversation. This presentation will explore how liberal education can contribute to this important goal and present results from an ongoing research project that illustrate this
Period24 May 2019
Event titleWorld University Network 2019 General Meeting Presidents' Forum
Event typeConference
LocationDublin, Ireland
Degree of RecognitionInternational