What does it mean to be well-educated?


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This is one of my favorite articles about intelligence. As the philosopher Alfred North Whitehead observed long ago, “A merely well-informed man is the most useless bore on God’s earth. . . . Scraps of information” are only worth something if they are put to use, or at least “thrown into fresh combinations.”

http://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/welleducated.htm

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