A postsecondary experience should nurture awe in students: Opinion


If liberal education is to be truly transformative, it should “nurture awe on and off campus,” writes Andy Tix for Times Higher Education. Tix explains how experiencing “awe” expands and changes our mental frameworks, which in turn positively affects learning and development. From a psychological perspective, Tix writes that experiencing “awe” in the classroom could greatly benefit the student’s education. The author concludes that postsecondary institutions should prioritise “awesome” educational practices like internships, field trips, community events, and study-abroad programmes.

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