Teaching Humility in the Age of Arrogance
"Teaching our students the value of empathy, of reasons and dialogue, and the value and nature of evidence itself, is crucial ... " Michael Patrick Lynch
The experiences of teaching and learning at USF are firmly anchored in Ignatian Pedagogy, in which values such as empathy, reason and dialogue become more than goals for being men and women for others. Indeed, empathy, reason and dialogue become everyday practices for faculty, staff and students at USF so that we work to develop Cura Personalis as a collective on a continual basis. We care for the community of individuals as whole persons, a type of care that requires us to listen and respect our collective knowledges while enjoying the best outcome humility has to offer: open-minds for learning.
This is the ideal Michael Patrick Lynch points to in his article, "Teaching Humility in an Age of Arrogance," which appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education on June 5, 2017. We're sharing it here because it points to some key ideas about learning in an age of mass data as well as what that means if we are to live as scholars and members of the community with responsibility toward others.