I'm reading this article by George C. Leef on "Becoming an Educated Person." As noted in the foreword by William J. Bennett,
"Education is not the same as training. Plato made the distinction between techne(skill) and episteme (knowledge). Becoming an educated person goes beyond the acquisition of a technical skill. It requires an understanding of one’s place in the world—cultural as well as natural—in pursuit of a productive and meaningful life. And it requires historical perspective so that one does not just live, as Edmund Burke said, like “the flies of a summer,” born one day and gone the next, but as part of that “social contract” that binds our generation to those who have come before and to those who are yet to be born."
I'm thinking about this as I put together my syllabi for the spring semester. I think there is a tendency in a business college to emphasize training rather than education, maybe because many of us as business faculty tend to be practical in our approach to teaching. I have been trying to tie in history, psychology, sociology, and economics in my lectures on management in the last few years but find the students struggle to see the connections.
You can access the article here: Download Becoming an educated person