Talk:Liberal arts education

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Liberal Arts education vs. Liberal education[edit]

"Liberal Arts education" and "Liberal education", in modern use, gained a new significance that differentiates one from the other. Liberal arts refers to a set of specific subjects, an area of education that focuses on the arts and sciences. Liberal education, on the other hand, is a form of education which suits a broader and less limited vision of the methods of teaching, sustained bythe principles of freedom. Even thought historically, liberal education was based on the medieval concept of liberal arts education, as this last one changed it diverged from its original connection. Therefore, their connection is just historical, and they are not especifically connect as dependent concepts to this day. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2804:14C:5F84:156B:1D7F:F04C:72C4:C4ED (talk) 21:22, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

Only the last person was on point of merging the two articles. If you read them they present different information. Liberal Arts talks about a historical area of learning that is different from science or say vocation. Liberal Arts Education discusses what universities teach and the history of curriculum acceptance. As a person with a liberal arts education and a law degree, I think both articles should stay separate. (Who really makes these kind of decisions and when are they made in Wikipedia?)Eschoryii (talk) 21:30, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
As to who makes the decision: any editor can once a consensus is reached or when the discussion is stale. Klbrain (talk) 16:13, 5 October 2017 (UTC)
Closing merge proposal due to no support for the proposal (and opposition) over 2 years. Klbrain (talk) 16:17, 5 October 2017 (UTC)

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Europe[edit]

The section on Europe is outdated and confusing. A more systematic approach might be preferred to organize discussion, for example building from ELAI. 71.125.15.186 (talk) 20:55, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

It is my understanding that Europe mainly teaches liberal arts in grade school and not in graduate school, that part of the article is not very clear. Leslyesullivan (talk) 19:28, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

Taught in monasteries? Or where?[edit]

'After the 9th century, the remaining three arts of the 'humanities' – grammar, logic, and rhetoric – were grouped as the trivium. It was in that two-fold form that the seven liberal arts were studied in the medieval Western university.'

There were no universities in Europe in the 9th century, so where was liberal arts taught at that point and up until the first universities? And once the universities appeared, did education in other institutions continue? I see William of Occam was educated as a Franciscan, not, afaik in a university, yet he was clearly educated in matters like logic and philosophy. LastDodo (talk) 20:43, 28 June 2019 (UTC)

Apologies for Edits[edit]

Sorry all, I had a formatting error while trying to edit a little section and it seems that I deleted a whole load of content accidentally. Apologies, and thanks to those who corrected my mistake here by reverting the page to a previous edit. Will figure this out before I do anything else. Thanks again. Detnam1 (talk) 08:24, 16 June 2020 (UTC)