Sunday, February 12, 2012

Quotation Of The Day: STEM Edition

From this John T. Spencer post
If we want to have a thriving democracy where people think critically about their world, we need to balance STEM with AHEM (Art, History, English and Music). STEM might help us stay competitive in the global pissing contest, but AHEM will teach us to examine our cultural hubris and question whether the goal in life is really consuming more. STEM might teach us the art of solving problems, but AHEM will help us see nuance and paradox to problems. STEM pushes students toward innovation, but AHEM helps students avoid the obsession with novelty and embrace the vintage ideas that we so often miss.

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