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Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory

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Liberal Arts Education in Europe, A Student’s View of

  • Jakob Tonda DirksenAffiliated withUniversitat Pompeu FabraLeuphana University Email author 


The author of this entry studied Liberal Arts in the Studium Individuale program at Leuphana University of Lüneburg and is currently a graduate student of Political Philosophy at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. He was coinitiator and organizer of the first European Liberal Education Student Conference (LESC) which was held in Lüneburg in May 2016, bringing together students from more than 20 Liberal Arts programs in Europe for a personal, academic, and philosophical exchange and for the joint answering to What is Liberal Education – and what could it be?

A Liberal Arts Education or Liberal Arts and Sciences Education is a modus and method of or to a Liberal Education (LE). In European higher education, Liberal Arts Education is a recently established format of undergraduate education. Having its origin in models of LE from the United States, European Liberal Arts Education (ELAE) is, inter alia, dedicated to reviving the educational philosophy and culture of the s ...

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