The utopian goal is to create a humanistic approach of education, one that unifies various strands of the curricula as opposed to dividing it. Ideally the purpose of education is to create well-rounded individuals akin to the great thinkers of the Renaissance. That is, individuals who are able to pursue multiple fields of research and appreciate both the aesthetic and structural/ scientific connections between the arts and the sciences. In this endeaver mathematics can be thought as a unifying bridge, whose underlying structure intertwines multiple strands in the mosaic of Knowledge.
The goals of the Symposium are:
- to bring together researchers who share this vision of unifying the arts, mathematics, and the sciences in the school and university curricula
- to articulate a common research agenda
- to create networks of researchers with common interest
- to focus on creating a scholarly publication through which the work of the group may be transmitted.