Living As Learning Events
Columbia and DePaul universities host authors Garrison and Hickman for seminars
Last fall we published Living As Learning: John Dewey in the 21st Century, featuring eminent Dewey scholars Jim Garrison and Larry Hickman in dialogue with Center founder Daisaku Ikeda. In November, professors Garrison and Hickman were featured speakers at a seminar at Columbia University that was co-sponsored by the Ikeda Center, Teachers College, and the Education Program at the college's Gottesman Library. Much of the conversation centered on global citizenship and the emphasis Dewey placed on learning to adjust to changing circumstances or context.
In January, the authors spoke at DePaul University in Chicago at an event that was attended by members of the DePaul community as well as dozens of Chicago-area teachers. They discussed connections between the pragmatic philosophy of John Dewey and the value-creating philosophy of Japanese educator Tsunesaburo Makiguchi. Their talk was the inaugural lecture of DePaul's newly formed Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies.