Nothing new with the “uberskill”

Creative problem-solvers have an important skill computers and robots can’t easily mimic.


Way back in the early 70s Mortimer Jerome Adler’s How to Read a Book identified “syntopical reading” as the highest form of reading as it demanded a skill similar to “conceptualization” identified in this article.

The point is, reading syntopically is key to an individual’s meaningful impact in this world – not just making it in the middle-class as this article suggests.

See on Scoop.itParadigms, Tools and Ideas in Learning in a Global Context

3 thoughts on “Nothing new with the “uberskill”

  1. Hello,

    We are a not-for-profit educational organization founded by Mortimer Adler and we have recently made an exciting discovery—three years after writing the wonderfully expanded third edition of How to Read a Book, Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren made a series of thirteen 14-minute videos—lively discussing the art of reading. The videos were produced by Encyclopaedia Britannica. For reasons unknown, sometime after their original publication, these videos were lost.

    Three hours with Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren, lively discussing the art of reading on one DVD. A must for all readers, libraries and classroom teaching the art of reading.

    I cannot exaggerate how instructive these programs are—we are so sure that you will agree, if you are not completely satisfied, we will refund your donation.

    Please go here to see a clip and learn more:

    ISBN: 978-1-61535-311-8

    Thank you,

    Max Weismann, Co-founder with Dr. Adler

    1. Dearest Max,

      I am delighted to hear from you.

      I am not sure if you recall that we have had email contact when I was based in Sweden and introduced the reading of the great books to the history program at the High School where I was teaching.

      Thanks for touching base.

      Will certainly keep in touch.


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