We Shouldn’t Give Up on Literacy-Based Learning
One of the first books recommended to me as a green Ph.D. student was How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading, by Charles Van Doren and Mortimer J. Adler. In embarking on a journey marked by reading, reading and more reading, I had to become a better reader. And when I say “better reader,” I don’t necessarily mean a more efficient reader, although that’s a part of it. What I really needed to get better at was understanding what I was reading. Even more to the point, I needed to become a better, stronger and more sophisticated thinker.
Originally published: June 17, 2020
Author: Matt Ayars
Institution: Wesley Biblical Seminary
Published by: Inside Higher Ed