Faculty Lunch with Thomas Kasulis

March 14, 2011 at noon to 1:30 p.m.Calendar Icon

TimeMarch 14, 2011 at noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • Discussion/lunch with faculty on the meaning of the liberal arts from a global perspective. Join us as early as 12:00, if possible. Talk/lunch begin at 12:30. Reservations required. Contact Janine Genelin: janine@gustavus.edu

Synopsis: We will look at brief quotations on the purpose of education (very broadly conceived) from classical Asian traditions: Indian, Chinese, and Japanese asking whether, "these models of pedagogy, learning, teacher-student relations have any relevance to us today as teachers in a liberal arts tradition?" One benefit of looking at other cultural traditions is that it exposes our own, often not explicit, assumptions. And that is usually not a bad way to start a process of thinking and rethinking.

PostedApr 17, 2019