Liberal Learning and the art of the democratic conversation

Dekker, T. (Speaker)

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

Description

Traditionally, liberal education was the education that was given to free citizens, to enable them to contribute to the governing of their societies. While modern incarnations of liberal arts and sciences education have many other ambitions, they too contribute to giving students the skills and knowledge they need to participate in the democratic process. In this lecture, I will explain how liberal arts and sciences education can prepare students for participating in democratic conversations, and present results from a research project I am conducting in which I interview liberal arts and sciences students about their education that illustrate this.
Period5 May 2019
Event titleFourth European Liberal Education Student Conference
Event typeConference
Conference number4
LocationBerlin, Germany, Berlin
Degree of RecognitionInternational