The Collaboratory for Liberal Learning is in an initial organizational phase and invites interested participation.
CLL aims to strengthen how critics and scholars speak to a broad public about the possibilities of education and culture.
Lame laments about the contraction of the liberal arts, and the loss of their prestige, will not help invigorate humane reflection. Humanists need to envision a world in which the humanities matter and evoke a desire, will, and understanding from people at large to bring that world to its fruition. The possibility of such a world arises because each person can engage in liberal learning as an essential element of their human birthright.The Response:
Participants in the Collaboratory for Liberal Learning aim to understand and demonstrate how each student initiates, sustains, and controls the processes of education that take place as she interacts with her circumstances. Schooling, formal instruction at all its levels, is not the same as education, a student's inwardly controlled formation of self. Education is not deterministic; through education, the student is self-determining.