Expertise is rejected, ironically enough in a well-meaning attempt to promote it

6 December 2017

There is much evidence that you can’t teach someone to think in a generic way; they can think about only something specific,”

Elizabeth Stone, Ramsay Centre Director

For the full article see the Australian Financial Review

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Nowadays, undergraduates are being taught prematurely to regard the poetic heritage as an oppressive imposition and to suspect it for its latent discriminations in the realm of gender, its privilegings and marginalizations in the realms of class and power. All of this suspicion may be salutary enough when it is exercised by a mind informed by that which it is being taught to suspect, but it is a suspicion which is lamentably destructive of cultural memory when it is induced in minds without any cultural possessions whatever. "
- Seamus Heaney