Habits of Mind: Lessons for the Long Term

With the growing emphasis on job-related skills, some professors argue, the cultivation of important intellectual traits is getting short shrift

David Zentz for The Chronicle

More professors are seeing intellectual virtues as something to be taught directly, not just hoped for as a side effect of higher education.
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Many education experts who seek to define the value of a college degree seize on metrics that can be quantified in the short term.

Some look at levels of student engagement, while others calculate gains on standardized tests of critical-thinking...

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