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Liberal education may be dead but the magic will not die!

Liberal education may be dead but the magic will not die! Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to challenge the assumption that liberal education as we understand it today, is alive and well in our institutions of higher education. Design/methodology/approach – This article is a reflective essay Findings – The spirit of liberal education is alive and well but has largely fled the university and taken up residence in less formal, more flexible educational contexts. Originality/value – This article plays the devil's advocate and argues that we need to rethink how we approach and signify “liberal education.” http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png On the Horizon Emerald Publishing

Liberal education may be dead but the magic will not die!

On the Horizon , Volume 22 (1): 4 – Feb 4, 2014

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1074-8121
DOI
10.1108/OTH-09-2013-0034
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to challenge the assumption that liberal education as we understand it today, is alive and well in our institutions of higher education. Design/methodology/approach – This article is a reflective essay Findings – The spirit of liberal education is alive and well but has largely fled the university and taken up residence in less formal, more flexible educational contexts. Originality/value – This article plays the devil's advocate and argues that we need to rethink how we approach and signify “liberal education.”

Journal

On the HorizonEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 4, 2014

Keywords: Higher education; Knowledge; Liberal education; Vocational and non‐vocational

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