Sunday, July 14, 2024

AVENUES :Liberal arts programmes are here to stay

Must read


Thank God for modern times, because if a student wanted to pursue the arts as a major, society had a lot of strange comments to make. A hard truth to digest is that subjects included in the arts stream are thought to be very easy, but they aren’t! They are extensive and in-depth readings. It is never graded too high like the sciences do, but well, it at least teaches us life’s philosophy and the art of critiquing and analysing.

“An increasing number of universities in India are now offering liberal arts education. Even though the present-day model of liberal arts education is an American innovation, its roots go back to the ancient Greeks! Despite many changes over the centuries, the emphasis on the formation of character that is necessary for broader human flourishing differentiates it from training in crafts.

The liberal arts educational practises emphasising the development of generic, transferable skills. Also, the holistic understanding of the human condition, training in practical judgement, formation of new habits of being in the world, ethical orientation, skilful coping in the face of uncertainty, respect for difference, creative expression, cultivation of wonder, and life-long learning distinguish contemporary practises of liberal arts education,” emphasised V. Krishnappa, a professor of philosophy and interdisciplinary studies at RV University.

The extent to which it has changed the learner’s ways of being in the world can be used to assess success! He adds, “Contrary to conventional wisdom, liberal arts programmes are highly demanding — they are of a different order of difficulty than what is to be expected from conventional education programmes! Part of the challenge stems from the fact that students are expected to investigate broader areas of social science. Arts learners are also required to participate in a range of extracurricular activities in order to develop a holistic sense of the world and also appreciate the wisdom and beauty of artistic forms.”

A major pedagogical emphasis in the arts is focused on developing new ways of seeing psychological, political, and environmental phenomena in a different light. He explained, “Such an orientation requires learning to accept the irreducible complexity, ambiguity, and uncertainty that constitute everyday experience. An ability to continually look out for discontinuities, flaws, and processes is a critical skill in a world that is changing faster than our ability to make sense of it. Experiential learning is the key differentiator in this educational process. It literally prioritises learning by doing, whether in the classroom, through community service projects, performing arts, field studies, or other extracurricular activities! Learners are expected to pay attention to detail, notice differences, see aspects that are not self-evident, and respond to these experiences creatively.”

Liberal arts educators appreciate that contemporary social, economic, political, and technological systems are continuously being transformed by a dynamic process that cannot be adequately anticipated by our existing knowledge systems.

- Advertisement -spot_img

More articles


  1. Placing a guess with cryptocurrency will provide
    you with huge wins, and you’ll take advantage of extra bonuses and discounts.
    Manchester United will play their subsequent fixture on 2
    Apr 2023 towards Newcastle United at St. James’ Park in the English Premier League.
    Many blockchain platforms have not too long ago sponsored Manchester United of their Premier League.
    Anonymity is much more complete when the bookmaker
    uses blockchain technology. Far more tighter and refined script might have made Bullet Raja totally entertaining watch.
    In the sector of sports activities betting, crypto currencies have a quantity of benefits.
    Sports betting with crypto is far much like conventional wagering using money and debit/credit score cards.
    Do a little analysis and verify for a good platform that
    accepts cryptocurrency for sports activities wagering.
    Stake is rated as among the best Bitcoin sports activities betting sites on the earth, and has partnered with several international sports activities stars.

    Among all of the sports occasions, Football is
    the most-watched sport on the earth, with an enormous number
    of supporters. Although all football clubs have a worldwide fan base, Manchester United
    is taken into account the most supported membership in England, with a fan following of 165 million and above.

    To put bets with cryptocurrency, first, choose a professional
    sportsbook providing crypto soccer betting.

  2. Hi there! Do you know if they make any plugins to
    assist with SEO? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted
    keywords but I’m not seeing very good results. If you know
    of any please share. Many thanks!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -spot_img

Latest article