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A Response to John Dewey’s Experience and Education

John Dewey’s Experience and Education (1938) is a concise yet remarkably thorough examination of “experience” and its relation to traditional and progressive methods of education. Dewey advocates for a more robust comprehension of experience and points to the importance of this comprehension for informing one’s philosophy of education. There are differing opinions on this matter, […]

William Bowen Review

A Response to William Bowen’s Higher Education in the Digital Age

Opening Summary: May I begin by saying that the critiques I offer in this response, I do so humbly and with utmost regard for both the superior intelligence and life experience of the author and contributors. In his book, William Bowen (2013) discusses what he refers to as the “cost disease” that most higher education […]

Hannah Brenton

Re-Imagining the Structure of Classes in Higher Education

Nestled inside the library at 1 AM, a second-year college student sits, slumped, sound-asleep at a cubicle; a stack of books serve as his pillow and two paragraphs of a paper on a partially-skimmed Augustine’s Confessions beams from the computer screen. He has not touched his literature anthology, knowing he can rely on synopses and […]

City House: A Response to “Placelessness” Among Geneva College Students

For many reasons, places matter. In a culture increasingly marked by mobility, anonymity and convenience, we often neglect to see the ways in which places, through relationships and common narratives, provide meaning, memories, and a sense of belonging. Each of these, according to place-identity theory, contributes to behavioral patterns and identity formation among community members. […]