Great news: I happened to visit WorldCat for another reason today and, while there, checked the status of my book Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety. According to Worldcat, as of January 17th, 2015 my book has been purchased by 732 libraries/locations around the world. It’s currently available at (mostly university) libraries in the followingContinue reading “Update on Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety“
We can train hammers, or we can train critical thinkers, or we can train creators. A good education leaves students with the tools to continue learning on their own.
Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
This is wonderful – Walter Benjamin’s writing rules, taken from Sean Sturm’s blog. I’ve read this before, but only now does it really resonate. I may say more about why in a bit. I. Anyone intending to embark on a major work should be lenient with themselves and, having completed…
I’ve been following a discussion on LinkedIn in which one instructor has taken the position that teachers are entertainers because learning should be fun, and another is taking issue with him — he maybe agrees that learning should be fun, but he’s doubtful that teachers are entertainers. I think it wouldn’t hurt to consider how weContinue reading “Are Teachers Entertainers?”
The Chronicle‘s “The Strangest Conference I’ve Ever Attended” describes a conference sponsored by Bard about the work of David Birnbaum, author of Summa Metaphysica I and II — both works published by Birnbaum’s own press. My favorite quotation from the Chronicle article is from a conference attendee who spoke with Birnbaum: “He keeps saying he has this unifyingContinue reading “Wealthy Donor Purchases Academic Legitimacy”