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...responding with institutional rhetoric rather than something more humane in response to trauma... #AGLS18
@cplong How to bring words to such a moment? Knowing about Greek tragedy is helpful. Need to draw on #liberalarts education #AGLS18
To put the arts of liberty into practice as leaders, parents, friends...have to repeat your values and then to live them. @cplong #AGLS18
“We must consciously and intentionally empower those habits on our campuses to meet that calling.” @cplong shout out to #Aristotle #AGLS18 We need to do that to help students thrive in the world today:
Performative enact the values for which you advocate. To live it, it has to be done. #AGLS18
@cplong cites James Baldwin: “I can’t believe what you say, because I see what you do.” #AGLS18
Freedom as, not a right, but an activity. It can be practiced well or poorly. The latter way diminishes freedom, the former increases it. @cplong #AGLS18 Positive Freedom
The HOW we do matters. Communicate with eloquence. Embrace diversity (or equity?) with grace. Respond to complexity with nuance. Proceed globally with imagination. #AGLS18 @cplong
All virtues require habits. #Aristotle #Dewey @cplong #AGLS18 Three Core habits of the arts of liberty:
Attentive listening. Being “a listening presence.” Must be nurtured daily.
Ethical imagination. Because ethos is character. The ability to imagine your way into another’s life, and then a reality more meaningful & rich for that person. #AGLS18
@cplong Third, critical discernment. Critical humility. #AGLS18
All this turns on intentional practice. That requires: self-reflection. #AGLS18 @cplong shout out to Marcus Aurelius:”Look within.’ll find the source of the good....”
One of the best things in all the history of philosophy imho:
Now is the time. Stars are aligning. Students come to us wanting to change the world. We can weave our relationships with one another and cultivate a more holistic sense of “general” in #gened @cplong #AGLS18
Experiential learning. Because Ethically Imaginative Citizenship requires PRACTICE. @cplong #AGLS18
Equity, Openness, Collegiality, Quality, Community.
And now @cplong holds himself accountable by assessing this plenary presentation in terms of these values!!! #AGLS18
Slide deck from this outstanding presentation by @cplong:… #AGLS18

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