Levine, Donald N., "Goals for the Liberal Curriculum I: Powers of Prehension," pp. 190-203; and "II: Powers of Expression," pp. 204-219 in his Powers of the Mind: The Reinvention of Liberal Learning in America. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2006.


Sets forth eight powers of the mind as a proposed structure for liberal curriculum in higher education; includes four powers of prehension (audiovisual, kinesthetic, understanding verbal texts, understanding natural and cultural worlds) and four powers of expression (reflexive self, inventing statements-problems-actions, integrating knowledge, and communication).

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Liberal Education/General Education, Higher Education Curriculum


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