The conventional wisdom about 21st century skills holds that students need to master the STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math — and learn to code as well because that’s where the jobs are. It turns out that is a gross simplification of what students need to know and be able to do, and some […]
Who we are.
The Alliance for Liberal Learning is an exciting new initiative that brings together North America’s leading institutions and individuals dedicated to advancing liberal education as a lifelong endeavor.
The organizations in the Alliance are leaders in Socratic learning, inquiry- and discussion-based learning, classical education, core text and Great Books programs across the spectrum of elementary, secondary, college, adult continuing education and informal adult learning.
They share a belief in the profound and lasting benefits that a liberal education brings to our educational, civic and personal well-being.
What we do.
The Alliance works to increase public awareness, understanding and appreciation for lifelong liberal education. We provide professional learning and networking opportunities, and we facilitate partnerships and collaborations among Alliance organizations.
Join us at our third annual conference in Chicago in March 2018!
Columbia University invites applications from tenured faculty members who have an active interest and accomplishments in liberal arts teaching and curricular development for an appointment in the 2018-2019 academic year as Visiting Professor in the Columbia College Core Curriculum. Visiting Professors in the Core Curriculum will receive a salary of up to $90,000 for a […]
Surely one day the ability to interface directly with the nanomachinery connected to our brains will render computer science as we know it obsolete. When experts start arguing for its continued relevance, undergraduates choosing a major will begin to realize that the obscure art of manually punching arcane symbols into keyboards is no longer a […]
Mark your calendars to join us this spring! The Alliance for Liberal Learning will hold its third annual conference on Friday and Saturday, March 23-24, 2018 in downtown Chicago, IL. The conference will run from Friday morning, until mid-day on Saturday.Register Now -> View Full Schedule Leading in the Learning Zone Come a day early […]