SPREES Panel on Purpose of Education

Faculty General Public Students

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This the Stanford Pre-Education Society's large fall event. The panel will discuss various purposes for a college education: to become a global citizen, to gain career skills, to gain life skills, etc. They will discuss each of their paths and continue on to discuss some of the complexities inherent in this conversation: is any one purpose more correct than another? How can students’ circumstances affect their purposes and their reasons for having those purposes? How each college student empower themselves and find the purpose for their college education?

Show up at 5:30 for Ike's sandwiches and at 6 for the panel!


Mehran Sahami – Professor and Associate Chair for Education in the Stanford Computer Science Department

Mitchell Stevens – Professor of Education and Sociology at Stanford

Kara Gardner – Associate Dean of Faculty at Minerva Schools

Amy Reilly – English Faculty at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto and previous Stanford GSE Visiting Lecturer

More Information


Graduate School of Education, Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, Teach.org