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科技正在改變教育。CNN主播重申人文教育的重要性。

關心高等教育者,重理工輕文科者,CNN人氣時評類節目主持人的著作In Defense of a Liberal Education,振聾發聵,令人省思。

印度裔CNN主持人和暢銷書作者Fareed Zakaria主張重新致力世界上最有價值的教育傳統:全球一貫強調科技發展,但是關鍵的增值能力,在於需要創造力、設計力、橫向思維,甚至講故事的能力,非科技所能給予的;更重要的是,要有能力不斷學習,享受學習,這才是高等教育的禮物。

高等教育不該成為賺錢的手段。學生選擇商學院或醫學院,不是單純的理想與熱情,而只是基於未來的工作機會。這樣的教育,讓學生停留在舒適圈,等走出校園才了解真相──凸顯現在高等教育的失敗。

The liberal arts are under attack. The governors of Florida, Texas, and North Carolina have all pledged that they will not spend taxpayer money subsidizing the liberal arts, and they seem to have an unlikely ally in President Obama. While at a General Electric plant in early 2014, Obama remarked, "I promise you, folks can make a lot more, potentially, with skilled manufacturing or the trades than they might with an art history degree." These messages are hitting home: majors like English and history, once very popular and highly respected, are in steep decline. "I get it," writes Fareed Zakaria, recalling the atmosphere in India where he grew up, which was even more obsessed with getting a skills-based education. However, the CNN host and best-selling author explains why this widely held view is mistaken and shortsighted. Zakaria eloquently expounds on the virtues of a liberal arts education-how to write clearly, how to express yourself convincingly, and how to think analytically. He turns our leaders' vocational argument on its head. American routine manufacturing jobs continue to get automated or outsourced, and specific vocational knowledge is often outdated within a few years. Engineering is a great profession, but key value-added skills you will also need are creativity, lateral thinking, design, communication, storytelling, and, more than anything, the ability to continually learn and enjoy learning-precisely the gifts of a liberal education. Zakaria argues that technology is transforming education, opening up access to the best courses and classes in a vast variety of subjects for millions around the world. We are at the dawn of the greatest expansion of the idea of a liberal education in human history.







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誠品26碼 /2681082929007
ISBN 13 /9780393247688
ISBN 10 /0393247686
EAN /9780393247688

頁數208
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語言英文
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