Apr 30, 2014 by David Clemens |
The MOOC provides a platform for education about Western Civilization.
Jun 28, 2013 by David Clemens |
David Clemens reviews a new collection of essays and asks, "What is real education, and why does it need defending?"
Oct 22, 2012 by David Clemens |
Professor Clemens gives up his Literature class because students no longer relate to a non-Internet medium.
Sep 22, 2012 by David Clemens |
A story of pets and furry friends exemplifies how a science and math core overlooks a large portion of the human experience.
Sep 10, 2012 by David Clemens |
A deeper look at the lyrics of popular band Mumford and Sons reveals influences of Steinbeck and explorations of the 21st century male experience and his spiritual yearnings.
Jul 17, 2012 by David Clemens |
We would desire a free life all the more if we really grasped what the liberal arts has to teach.
Jun 27, 2012 by David Clemens |
Why are colleges so deeply invested in doing what is clearly not college?
May 09, 2012 by David Clemens |
To understand what's really going on at our colleges and universities, we need to look beyond data, writes David Clemens.
Feb 21, 2012 by David Clemens |
You can’t end racism by practicing racism, even when you pretend it is virtuous.
Feb 14, 2012 by David Clemens |
David Clemens laments the latest announcement from California's commnuity college system.
Sep 26, 2011 by David Clemens |
Colleges and universities shortchange students by "academicizing" film rather than appreciating the way it illuminates our humanness.
Sep 02, 2011 by David Clemens |
The higher education bubble was inflated by various pumps and gases: expensive but useless degrees, an ideological straitjacket, grade inflation, administrative bloat, and proliferating programs, centers, and offices of enigmatic,…
Jul 08, 2011 by David Clemens |
For Father’s Day, my daughter Kate sent me a t-shirt featuring David Pelham’s dust jacket of Anthony Burgess’s novel A Clockwork Orange (Penguin, 1962). Director Stanley Kubrick turned Burgess’s…
Jul 06, 2011 by David Clemens |
Good teaching should result “in a lighting of those lamps in the mind and in the heart that shall eventually show the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”
Jun 07, 2011 by David Clemens |
Khan Academy's video lectures may work for teaching math and science, but history gets short-changed in favor of quick information transfer and a too-zoomed-out big picture view.