Opening Keynote: Reimagining Education: Embracing the Liberal Arts in the Age of AI

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On Course National Conference

March 13, 2024

In the rapidly evolving landscape of education, the fundamental aims of fostering critical thinking, creativity, and lifelong learning remain unchanged.

However, the advent of artificial intelligence and its integration into educational practices presents both challenges and opportunities for rethinking our pedagogical approaches.

This keynote address, drawing from Wiley’s Jossey-Bass published “AI & The Future of Education,” invites college professors to explore the enduring value of a liberal arts education amidst these technological shifts.

We delve into how a liberal arts foundation, with its emphasis on diverse disciplines and critical inquiry, is more relevant than ever in preparing students for a future where adaptability and holistic understanding are paramount.

As we distance ourselves from an overly career-centric model of education, we discuss strategies for revitalizing the liberal arts tradition to foster a culture of innovation, ethical reasoning, and societal engagement in our students, equipping them for the complex realities of the AI-driven world.

Join us in envisioning an educational paradigm that not only adapts to, but also leverages, the transformative potential of AI to enrich the humanistic foundations of learning and prepare students for the challenges and opportunities of the future.

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