||This page augments the opinion about erudition
in the UK (April 9th, 2013)
Erudition and Intellectual development
Erudition is the result of intelectual development. Here is a longer text on
intelectual development based on modern research in education research
and cognitive science.
- If erudition is all about a well-developed sense of reality: why
not organize public "Thinktank" sessions, where (candidate) erudite
individuals, with the public, analyse the state of the world (or
aspects of it) and generate predictions. Of course these
predictions need to be checked rigorously in later sessions of the
Thinktank. Might be a very nice interactive format for Studium
Generale or similar.
- Why not reinstall the old format of an academic exam in which the
candidate has the opportunity to show his or her general level of
understanding of a field of science and its role in society.
Similar to a PhD-defence, but more open, and at bachelor and master
- Bring together an interdisciplinary team of researchers and
educators, erudite and not associated with the normal chain of
command, to help to improve startegy papers for the University of
More ideas and comments can be send to firstname.lastname@example.org, where I try
to come up with a format/community to advance the role of erudition at