Plutarch and Digital Learning

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  • dirkusa says:

    it would be wonderful to have a required class in practicing listening for all incoming freshman before they start into attending lectures. I think that if undergrad ed. focused more on the how to (methodologies) of various fields than on the end products(data/conclusions) of those endeavors this would be another good step in the direction of developing new life habits of inquiry and creation.

  • Yes, of the four literacies: reading, writing, speaking and listening, it seems that active, attentive listening is often overlooked. We have a new full year course we are developing at Penn State called Rhetoric and Civic Life. It will bring together the writing and speaking sides of our general education curriculum. I should press a bit on the issue of listening though.

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