Artistic Literacy: Theatre Studies and a Contemporary by N. Kindelan

By N. Kindelan

Exploring the methods undergraduate theatre courses can play an important function in attaining the goals and studying results of a modern liberal schooling, Kindelan argues that theatre's signature pedagogy is helping all undergraduates develop into actively engaged in constructing serious and value-focused talents.

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What does general education (GenEd) mean? • What is a liberal—or liberalizing—education? • Can a contemporary liberal arts education prepare students for today’s global economy? Preparing for the Debate What Are the Origins of the Liberal Arts? The scholarship regarding where and when the term liberal arts came into being can be dense, confusing, and contradictory, especially for educators who are unfamiliar with its complex background. Bruce A. 7 The Evolution of the Liberal Arts ● 25 By unraveling the historical evolution of liberal education, evaluating the rationales associated with this phrase, and taking a look at Kimball’s typology, we can diminish some of the confusion about the term.

39 Varying perspectives emerged from the debate between the traditionalists and the experimentalists. ” Modification and accommodation of both ideals formed the popular and more comprehensive ideas about liberal education. Smaller colleges and universities in the United States favored accommodating the characteristics of the artes liberales ideal (the rhetorical ideal, classical letters and texts, and Arnold’s views); thus, Kimball alleges, “neo-humanism” prevails at such institutions. 41 From the early 1930s to the late 1950s, accommodation and the various attitudes regarding what constitutes a liberal education generated continual controversy, confusion, and self-examination.

What constitutes a liberal arts education in the United States? • What does general education (GenEd) mean? • What is a liberal—or liberalizing—education? • Can a contemporary liberal arts education prepare students for today’s global economy? Preparing for the Debate What Are the Origins of the Liberal Arts? The scholarship regarding where and when the term liberal arts came into being can be dense, confusing, and contradictory, especially for educators who are unfamiliar with its complex background.

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