Friday, November 15, 2013

STEM versus Liberal Arts

FLG liked this passage in the WaPo:
That is why the humanities and social sciences are an essential part of undergraduate education. Most successful careers, including in technology and engineering, do not result simply from technical knowledge. They require leadership skills, social and emotional intelligence, cultural understanding, a capacity for strategic decision-making and a global perspective.

Years ago, FLG went further and argued innovation comes from liberal arts, not technology.  He still holds that view.

2 comments:

Withywindle said...

Then we're effed.

The Ancient said...

"STEM on tap, not on top."

 
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