Point in Common Community Speaker Series: UNPLUGGED, Harry Brighouse at Sentry Theater
Monday, October 13, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)
Stevens Point, WI
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join parents, educators, administrators, students and business professionals for the second annual Point in Common Community Speaker Series. This year's theme is Unplugged: Disconnect to Reconnect
Registration for this free event is encouraged, but not required. Free child care is available at the Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center.
Topic: Why do we educate?
Speaker: Author and Professor Harry Brighouse, Ph.D. (UW-Madison)
How we educate students needs to match why we educate them. The impact of education is lasting. Harry Brighouse will share how we should educate children so that they can have a flourishing life, and will contribute to others having flourishing lives. What does education look like to support this goal? This, he argues, requires considerable changes in what we teach, how we teach, and in the way that schools, and colleges, are organized. He will discuss matters as technical as how students should be tested, and as simple as how long the school lunch break should be.
Harry Brighouse is Professor of Philosophy and Affiliate Professor of Educational Policy Studies at UW-Madison. He teaches applied ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of education, and a freshman class on Children Marriage and the Family. He has been a Carnegie Scholar, and a Senior Program Adviser for the Spencer Foundation. He has written or edited several books, including School Choice and Social Justice (2000), On Education (2005) and, most recently, Family Values: The Ethics of Parent-Child Relationships (2014).
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Point in Common
The mission of Point in Common is to advance ideas that stimulate and motivate actions, create excitement, and raise public investment, all to improve education in the community.
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