Young Minds in Critical Condition

By Meghan Sullivan

Socrates dialoguing with an interlocutor.Socrates dialoguing with an interlocutor.

Looking for a bit of teaching inspiration?  What issues do we face as faculty when try to balance critical thinking skills with other virtues, like appreciation, dialogue, and absorption? Check out this provocative NYTimes article from Wesleyan's President Michael Roth, arguing that we need to think more broadly about the skills we cultivate in humanities classrooms.

"Young Minds in Critical Condition" (NY Times)

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