Research and Publications - Diana E. Sheets
(Purdue University Press, 2015-10-15)This paper, a chapter in the 2015 book Transforming Institutions: Undergraduate STEM Education for the 21st Century, was the outgrowth of the 2014 international conference on this same theme sponsored by the Discovery ...
The Humanities in Crisis: What Went Wrong and How to Restore Their Centrality in our Daily Lives (The Humanities in 2015: Ch. 1) (Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2014)Over the past 50 years student enrollments in the liberal arts at colleges and universities has plummeted. Our current crisis in the humanities received considerable attention in 2013 with the publication of several ...
The Great Books and Cultural Identity: The Rise and Fall of Western Memory and Its Implications for Our Time (Reading in 2010: Ch. 10) (Nova Science Publishers, Inc, 2010)The great books have encapsulated the historical and cultural foundations of modern Western Civilization since the age of Gutenberg, although the works that informed the Canon extend back to the Greco-Roman Empire and ...
Reading and Thinking Critically in the Age of Disputation (Critical Thinking and Higher Order Thinking: Ch. 7) (Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2012)This essay will examine the methodology that lies at the heart of critical thinking, its strengths and its weaknesses. It will consider the history of the book and its corollary, the ―enlightened reader‖, while assessing ...
British Conservatism And The Primrose League: The Changing Character Of Popular Politics, 1883-1901 (1986)This thesis has two principal objectives: to trace the organizational development of the Primrose League between 1883 and 1901 and to examine its role in creating a popular basis of support for Conservatism, thereby ...