Students walk towards the library of Columbia university. General education programmes around the world tend to use texts by a broad range of authors and thinkers, from Confucius, Lao Tzu and Geling Yan to Plato, Aristotle, Isaac Newton and Jane Austen. Photo: ShutterstockStudents walk towards the library of Columbia university. General education programmes around the world tend to use texts by a broad range of authors and thinkers, from Confucius, Lao Tzu and Geling Yan to Plato, Aristotle, Isaac Newton and Jane Austen. Photo: Shutterstock
Students walk towards the library of Columbia university. General education programmes around the world tend to use texts by a broad range of authors and thinkers, from Confucius, Lao Tzu and Geling Yan to Plato, Aristotle, Isaac Newton and Jane Austen. Photo: Shutterstock

Letters | Coronavirus pandemic and protests mean Hong Kong and US need general education more than ever

  • General education exposes students to the world’s intellectual heritage across disciplines through core texts and is a space for curricular invention
  • During these challenging times, educators must have the freedom to innovate
Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
Students walk towards the library of Columbia university. General education programmes around the world tend to use texts by a broad range of authors and thinkers, from Confucius, Lao Tzu and Geling Yan to Plato, Aristotle, Isaac Newton and Jane Austen. Photo: ShutterstockStudents walk towards the library of Columbia university. General education programmes around the world tend to use texts by a broad range of authors and thinkers, from Confucius, Lao Tzu and Geling Yan to Plato, Aristotle, Isaac Newton and Jane Austen. Photo: Shutterstock
Students walk towards the library of Columbia university. General education programmes around the world tend to use texts by a broad range of authors and thinkers, from Confucius, Lao Tzu and Geling Yan to Plato, Aristotle, Isaac Newton and Jane Austen. Photo: Shutterstock
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