HAT FORUM: Sat. Oct 2, OISE 11-1pm. Liberal Arts

HAT Forum, OISE 252 Bloor Street West, Room 7-192
Date: Saturday, October 2, 11am - 1pm
Topic: Liberal arts education and the ideal of the Renaissance Man
Facilitator: Moses Klein

Consider the principle of a liberal arts education, stressing breadth over specialization and general intellectual skills over technical mastery. Is this ideal still a valuable one in today's world? Are today's schools suited toward producing Renaissance people? Should they be? And if so, how?

For one provocative viewpoint, John Allemang argues (Globe and Mail) that a renewed focus on liberal arts education would further empathy and cross-cultural peace.

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