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Education, not Training

Education, not Training



Doctoral student Neil Walsh shares his appreciation of the education offered in this department.  He discusses how it is a return to the roots of Western education that emphasized character formation rather than skill training.  He warns potential students to not come here if they are seeking a practical, worldly learning experience.  He mentions Tobin Hart’s work in contemplative education and the return to the inner liberal arts.

An admin note: this department does not have an absence of training or skill-development opportunities.  It just doesn’t emphasize them or prioritize them.  They come along with the greater education, but are not available exclusively.


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