Preparing Students for Complexity and Change – A Liberal Education
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Christina Chow and Clement Leung
This chapter looks at how a liberal arts and science education can prepare
students for complexity and constant change. It cites examples to illustrate the
importance of studying humanities. Humanities teach students critical thinking and
help students to become adaptable, to learn and think independently. To prepare
students for a successful career they need to develop the intellectual and emotional
intelligence to cope with uncertainty and ambiguity. When students are exposed to
liberal arts, they are likely to become more self-aware and self-disciplined, acquiring
virtues such as empathy, compassion, resilience, and courage.
Communication, Duke Kunshan University, Global Awareness,
Harvard Liberal Arts Education, Hong Kong, Humanities. Intellectual and
Emotional Intelligence, Liberal Arts and Science Education, Melbourne Model,
Miami Global Plan, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Sydney
RMIT University Melbourne Australia.