If artificial intelligence (AI) is taking over many future jobs and professions, what kind of education should today’s students pursuit? Peter Marber offers a fascinating argument for liberal arts studies, in which students “learn how to learn.” In the process, he explores St. John’s College (SJC) — which Forbes ranks as the “most rigorous” of liberal arts colleges. Students at SJC study classical and seminal works. Only. No typical text books. The schools says, “great books — and great discussions — are the heart of the college’s distinctive liberal arts program.”


“A recent Pew Research Center survey of 1,408 technology and education professionals suggested that the most valuable skills in the future will be those that machines can’t yet easily replicate, like creativity, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, adaptability and collaboration. In short, people need to learn how to learn, because the only hedge against a fast-changing world is the ability to think, adapt and collaborate well…” ~ Peter Marber

READ MORE: The Value of a Liberal Arts Education in the Modern World | Quartz


 

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