What Love, Transgressions, and Lucidity Have to Do With Real Education: James Sparrell’s Commencement Speech

GGI Faculty member James (Jim) Sparrell speaks about how “learning itself if fundamentality relationship, and this is one of the ways a Goddard education challenges traditional education” in his commencement address at the Spring 2018 Graduation Ceremony. Listen to Jim talk about Goddard’s education in relation to how to live, including the need for fierce lucidity, being loved even while transgressions, and other aspects of what makes for enduring and meaningful education. He talks about wild and wide turns in life lessons including spray paint, finding the nearest bakery, wood ducks, and transparency in life and cups, along with how sometimes education leads to rubbing “….the fur of dominant culture the wrong way.” Listen to the speech here.

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