Repurposing University Education: The Role of Liberal Arts Education in Asia

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In the last decade or so, people have begun to question the value of higher education and in particular about the relevance and value of liberal arts education (LAE) in the contemporary society with increasing attention given to STEM subjects for career preparation of young people. In this presentation, Dr. Joshua Ka-ho Mok will critically examine the role of LAE in Asia, with particular reference to the value/role of LAE in preparing responsible citizens for the challenging time confronting us. Such critical reflections of the role of LAE in Asia would offer us comparative insights when repurposing university education in our contemporary society with intensified pressure for vocationalizing higher education.
Period27 May 2023
Event titleCanadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) Congress 2023
Event typeConference
LocationToronto, Canada, OntarioShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational