Liberal Arts Education, Going Global
Liberal education is both a curriculum and an educational philosophy whose central tenet is to empower postsecondary learners with a mindset and skill set that enables them to be critical contributors to a complex, diverse, and changing society (Association of American Colleges & Universities; Godwin 2013). The common understanding of liberal education is bound by three fundamental components: liberal education is multidisciplinary; it has a “general education” component; and it strives to engender elemental skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, analysis, communication, etc. (Godwin 2013, 2017).
Liberal education, also known as “general” or “liberal arts and sciences” education, is both a curriculum and an educational philosophy. Its central tenet is to empower learners with a mind and skill...
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