To Begin to Think to Write Again: A Workshop on Liberal Education and Writing

10 November 2017 (Fri) , 12:30pm - 2pm
At Tan Chin Tuan Lecture Theatre

Led by Thomas Bartscherer, Peter Sourian Senior Lecturer in the Humanities and former Director of the Language and Thinking Program at Bard College

Workshop Description: “What makes us think?,” asks Hannah Arendt in The Life of the Mind. Presumably, anyone would agree that a central aim of liberal education is to make us think, and yet even seasoned educators may find that Arendt’s question is not so easily dispatched. This workshop takes the question, “what makes us think?,” as a point of departure for a collaborative inquiry into the praxis of liberal education. Specifically, we will consider how writing makes us think, and how we may think about writing as a generative and exploratory practice in the context of liberal learning. No specific preparation or prior experience is necessary.

This workshop is a part of the Yale-NUS Writers’ Centre symposium “A Community of Writers: Collaborations across the Liberal Arts.”

Date: Friday, November 10
Time: 12:30 to 2:00pm
Location: Tan Chin Tuan Lecture Theatre, Yale-NUS College