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    • 1770-1831 Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
    • Thesis Antithesis Synthesis Hegel’s Big Idea. . .
    • Alfred North Whitehead 1861-1947
    • Romance Precision Generalization Whitehead’s improvement. . .
    • Three phases of education
    • Romance . . . The joy of discovering what you can do with the facts.
    • Precision . . . A way to analyze and acquire new facts.
    • Generalization . . . The joy of knowing what to do. . . and how to do it.
    • Repeat as needed
    • During the school period the student has been mentally bending over his desk; at the University he should stand up and look around. Alfred North Whitehead
    • Learners unite!
    • Your learning is useless to you until. . . .
    • you lose your textbooks!
    • you burn your lecture notes!
    • you forget what you learned for the exam!
    • why?
    • “ The function of a University is to enable you to shed details in favor of principles.” Alfred North Whitehead
    • from the particular to glimpses of general ideas
    • from general ideas to concrete cases
    • Isn’t that what we call. . . critical thinking?
    • Learn by doing. . .
    • Question what you know. . .
    • Sharpen your pencils. . .
    • Here we go!
    • Reference Whitehead, A. N. The Aims of Education. New York: Free Press, 1929.
    • Entelechy Productions (2009)