Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Dreams BEgin Response Abilities

  Dreams Begin Response Abilities
“The dream of radical transformation,
 of one day waking up and finding
oneself   a wholly different (more
self  confident, more serene)
kind of person, of escaping
that prison of the given, of
feeling divinely
capable.”      Corrections. Jonathan Franzen
                         reconfigured and formatted
                         to fit my screed.  
In life we make progress by
conflict and in mental life
by argument and disputation....
There must be confrontation
and opposition, in order that
sparks must be kindled.
Only an open conflict of ideas
and principles can produce
any clarity.
Even if all were agreed on
an essential proposition, it
would be essential to give
an ear to the one person who
does not.   J.S.Mill
Argument is essential for
its own sake. (Karl Popper)
             Vivid the Difference
Conference Highlights Keynote Address
The conference will help campus leaders
work  with students to develop the kind of
 “big-picture”  thinking, creative problem-
solving skills, and  personal and social
responsibility that excellent general
education programs foster.
The conference will focus on innovative
and  purposeful approaches to designing
and investing  in quality general  education
and assessment and preparing students
for the unscripted challenges  of a global
"Reframing General Education"  In this
keynote address, panelists will examine
the push to shrink  the college experience
and will frame these strategies in a larger
conversation about educational quality
and meaningful access to opportunity.
They will discuss how campuses are
reframing general  education so that
students develop the essential learning
needed to effectively address
contemporary unscripted
The sound of two hands clapping.
as  one moves from dreams to
waking life,  from imagination to
real-time, from  composing to
consuming,  confusion  to clarity,
clouds of unknowing to strategic
& tactical planning & unscripted
problems.  United,
I’d fall.

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