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LECTURES - New Ideas



LECTURES - New Ideas

New ideas
 may sometimes cause us to feel threatened, since they may cause us to reevaluate old, comfortable ways of thinking that may suddenly seem incomplete or even wrong. Consider the experience of three fictional students and the need for creating a "safe" environment for exploring new ways of thinking.

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In "The Idea of a University," John Henry Cardinal Newman claims there is a difference between "instruction" and "education." Think about Newman's reflections on education and how your goals might benefit from them.

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Watch the Student Video. Have students consider the ways they discover new ideas in both their major and general education classes, and how it might affect their education and their lives.

Review the College Resources that will best help students discover and develop new ways of thinking, new skills, and new knowledge.



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