Sunday, April 25, 2021

Considering Online Education Through Newman’s Principles

Gerriet Suiter and Erika Kidd at The University of St. Thomas Newsroom.

"To think about online education with [John Henry] Newman must not mean to entertain a change of ends. There are those in the present day, as there were those in Newman’s day, who argue for utilitarian ends for education and who would say that the sole point of education is productive employment. Newman assails this position in his writings. Of course, liberal education may well, in a secondary way, be useful, he acknowledges, 'but that is a further consideration, with which I am not concerned. I only say that, prior to its being a power, it is a good; that it is, not only an instrument, but an end.' ([The] Idea [of a University], 112)"

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