Sunday, January 18th, 2004
Spinning makes great points about a distinction between learning and education.
I could make the distinction that education points to infrastructure and institution while learning goes to an action, habit, and the nature of creatures. Our environments are loaded with things to learn. Education formalizes the habit. Professor Drout points back to and comments on recent (but perennial) flaps about the MLA and attitudes about the humanities. But I think we always need to ask: who benefits from the institution, from the work, from the discoveries, from the fights? The answer is: it depends on where and who you are.
I say to Spinning: keep up the good work. She lives it.