ERIC Number: EJ1094866
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Renewing Liberal Education as Vocational Discernment
Sullivan, William M.
Liberal Education, v100 n1 Win 2014
A major discovery, or rediscovery, of this time is that an education that matters--an education that enhances capacities and expands outlooks--is one that engages the whole student. Research in learning has shown that making sense of the world and learning to use knowledge and skills in responsible and engaged ways--long the developmental goals of liberal learning--require coherent curricula and ways of teaching. This article provides reflection on vocation, grounded in a community of shared interest and support, shifts the framing of higher education. It invites students to engage their college education not as passive consumers, but as protagonists in a collective drama with real import.
Descriptors: General Education, Liberal Arts, Vocational Education, Higher Education, Role of Education, College Students, Student Development, Career Development, Religious Education, Christianity, Communities of Practice, Reflection, Vocational Interests
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