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Humanist Archives: Sept. 17, 2019, 6:29 a.m. Humanist 33.254 - not to cut down but to irrigate

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        Date: 2019-09-16 12:52:51+00:00
        From: Francois Lachance 
        Subject: Advancing into the Anthropocene

Willard

This bit from 1943 resonates with our contemporary geopolitical scene...

[quote]
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate
deserts.
[/quote]

C.S. Lewis. The Abolition of Man: Reflections on Education with Special
Reference to the Teaching of English in the Upper Forms of Schools.
(Riddel Memorial Lectures).

It also makes be ask about how the analogy of jungles & deserts is
applicable (or not) to pedagogy in the domain of digital humanities...

--
Francois Lachance
Scholar-at-large
http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~lachance
https://berneval.hcommons.org




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