• 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
    Introduction by Moris Polanco
  • 00:28    |    
    What is liberal education? Why is it important?
  • 01:43    |    
    How can we combine liberal education with specialties in higher education?
  • 04:50    |    
    What is the relationship between philosophy and entrepreneurship?
  • 05:44    |    
    Aside the Western culture, would it be important to integrate other civilizations into the Guatemalan education?
  • 09:54    |    
    Without diminishing human and social sciences, how can we have more technical-skilled education in Latin America?
  • 12:56    |    
    How can we encourage students into studying philosophy?
  • 14:59    |    
    Mr. Lee, what are your impressions about Guatemala and Universidad Francisco Marroquín?
  • 18:09    |    
    Can you tell us what the Association for Core Texts and Courses (ACTC) is?
  • 19:48    |    
    Final words
  • 20:00    |    
    Final credits

Importance of Liberal Education

New Media  | 25 de septiembre de 2012  | Vistas: 37

Richard Kamber and Scott Lee talk about the importance of liberal education in the twenty-first century, in order for leaders within democracies to make decisions and think across disciplines to intertwine them. They elaborate on the value of learning about other civilizations to thoroughly understand the intercultural society we live in. They also discuss the situation that Latin America faces because of having many humanity and liberal arts-aimed careers and the benefits of having more technical-skilled careers, to be able to compete with developed countries. They conclude the interview by sharing information about the Association for Core Texts and Courses (ACTC) and how its programs work to provide students with an integral intellectual education.


Richard Kamber is founding member of the Advisory Board of the…

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Doctor en Filosofía y profesor universitario


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

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