Universitas Pembangunan Jaya, Tangerang Selatan, Banten, Indonesia


Indonesian democracy needs an informed, educated citizenry with skills of perspective taking, debate, and evidence-based reasoning. A rigorous study of the Liberal Arts holds promise for honing a strong Indonesian democracy and a well-educated citizenry. Students who study the Liberal Arts are more likely to develop skills of civic engagement, moral and ethical reasoning, critical thinking, problem solving, and lifelong learning. Educators who learn how to structure and encourage academic controversy as part of the expected university Liberal Arts classroom experience are more likely to deliver opportunities for students to practice perspective taking, deal with difficult ethical conflicts, and hone skills for working with diverse opinions and people. A rigorous study of the Liberal Arts and student-centered skills-based learning will help Indonesia continue to achieve a highly educated, peaceful, cooperative, respectful, diverse democratic society.

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Other Presentation


School of Education, Leadership, and Public Service


Fall 12-9-2014