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The Purpose of University Education

The purpose of university education is:   1. to get a job 2. to explore and become yourself 3. to become productive citizens 4. to feed curiosity 5. to question everything   What else? Add suggestions to the comment section…

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Three Emotional Reactions

Frustration. Admiration. Sadness. I was reading a part of Douglas Engelbart’s Augmenting Human Intellect (1962) recently. I am not a computer scientist, so it wasn’t easy going, and that led to the frustration. I would like to understand these things … Continue reading

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Taking students to Greece always stuns me. It is a great joy to introduce students to a place I love, both intellectually and emotionally. The notion of place theory has caught my attention in recent years – Tim Cresswell’s Place. … Continue reading

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