Humanities must teach students how to manage differences, foster meaningful change: Opinion


The humanities should provide students with a skillset they can use to create a better world, writes University of Waterloo Professor Robert Danisch. In an editorial for The Conversation Danisch reflects on the issues that arise when workers have the skills to identify and call-out problems, but cannot constructively manage differences. The author writes that the humanities can teach students to generate meaningful change toward a better world by tackling challenges in new ways. “Carrying the burden of fostering change is no small task,” writes Danisch. “At times that burden has fallen disproportionately on those that are most vulnerable to power, but that’s precisely why we need the humanities now more than ever.”

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