Episode 28: Creative Empowerment and Liberal Education

Episode #028
(44:49 min 41.0MB)

Siegfried Herzog discusses the objectives of a liberal education: acquisition of basic skills, development of a critical mindset and a passion to learn and the instruction of values and sensibilities. He then examines how open education, the growing worldwide movement to develop free educational content, fulfils these.

However, he cautions against thinking that open education is the cure all for the problems of the educational system. Indeed this new method will revolutionize the system, but the guidance of a competent teacher continues to be important. Learning is a complex process and differs among individuals. But for most people, the personal interaction with a teacher has been and will probably remain vital. The best scenario is therefore open education under the direction of a capable teacher.

The music is provided by Dieter Bachmann.

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