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Curriculum Matters: Structure, Content, and Psychological Literacy

Dana S. Dunn, Robin L. Cautin, and Regan A. R. Gurung

in The Psychologically Literate Citizen: Foundations and Global Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199794942
eISBN:
9780199914500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794942.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Psychology differs from many other disciplines in that students can readily connect course material to their own lives (Goldstein, 2010). This distinction is at the root of the idea of psychological ... More


Richard McKeon: Architecton of Human Powers

Donald N. Levine

in Powers of the Mind: The Reinvention of Liberal Learning in America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226475530
eISBN:
9780226475783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226475783.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter discusses how Richard McKeon advanced the discourse about human powers. Arriving on the Chicago scene at a critical moment in the 1930s, McKeon decisively shaped the undergraduate ... More


Re-forming the Undergraduate Curriculum: A Retrospective

Jonathan Z. Smith and Christopher I. Lehrich

in On Teaching Religion: Essays by Jonathan Z. Smith

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199944293
eISBN:
9780190258375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199944293.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presents Jonathan Z. Smith's account of the development of undergraduate education. He says that “coherence and organization will not emerge from merely rearranging already existing ... More


The Role of Positive Psychology in Creating the Psychologically Literate Citizen

Suzy Green, Paula L. Robinson, and Lindsay G. Oades

in The Psychologically Literate Citizen: Foundations and Global Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199794942
eISBN:
9780199914500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794942.003.0036
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the emergence of Positive Psychology and then outlines its potential to assist in the development of psychologically literate citizens. Positive psychology and its relationship ... More


From Studium Generale to Modern Research University: Eight Hundred Years of Oxford History

Nicholas Tyacke

in History of Universities: Volume XXX / 1-2

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198807025
eISBN:
9780191844812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807025.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter reviews the book The University of Oxford. A History (2016), by Laurence W. B. Brockliss. The book is divided into four parts: the ‘Catholic University’ (c.1100–1534), the ‘Anglican ... More


The Battle of the Classics: How a Nineteenth-Century Debate Can Save the Humanities Today

Eric Adler

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197518786
eISBN:
9780197518816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197518786.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Battle of the Classics criticizes contemporary apologetics for the humanities and presents a historically informed case for a decidedly different approach to rescuing the humanistic disciplines ... More


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