Education, Arts And Humanities

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Though looked down upon by many schools, Arts and Humanities play quintessential educational role in developing moral imagination. The Arts and Humanities allow individual to grow and mature into their own person and not society ideal easily manipulated tool. Arts and Humanities gifts its students with the ability to think critically and build a sense of moral imagination. Which despite the misconception, does support the cause of democratic education. Democratic education is education that has no bias. It’s an education that unites rather than divide us. It’s an education that truly reflects the fictional term utopia. Martha Nussbaum, the author of Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities, once asserted that liberal arts rich…show more content…
Liberal Arts also nurture other hidden talents that the student might not have realize before attending that said liberal art college. Democratic education also allows one to gain skills that can be use in everyday situation. Nussbaum notes, “This tradition argues that education is not just about the passive assimilation of facts and cultural traditions, but about challenging the mind to become active, competent, and thoughtfully critical in a complex world. This model of education supplanted an older one in which children sat still at desks all day and simply absorbed, and then regurgitated, the material that was brought their way.” (Nussbaum 18) Nussbaum criticizes the minimal use of just retaining useless information. Knowledge not utilize is equivalent to no knowledge at all. However, with democratic education one can utilize their knowledge to get out of a situation, for example, an American tourist visiting the Middle East and having the knowledge and culture awareness to greet a native Middle Eastern with the appropriate handshake. Another example of democratic
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