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Articles tagged Norms and Nobility

What "Should" One Do?

by Andrew
Tuesday, 29 January, 2013
categories: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
[T]he ethical question “What should one do?”…elicits not only knowledge, but wisdom, and it draws the interest of the student into any subject, no matter how obscure or far removed from his day-to-day concerns. It challenges the imagination and makes life the...
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Poolside Latin, Anyone? Summer Studies

In Classical Conversations, we often speak of the wonderful fruit of restoring the education of two generations of students—the education of the students who are in Classical Conversations and also the education of their parents. What does this mean? If we want our...
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The Power of Questions, Part II: The Socratic Circle

by Kate
Monday, 16 April, 2012
categories: Articles, Classical Christian Education
[L]et us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Hebrews 12:1 (NIV).   Several weeks ago, my Challenge II students had a Socratic discussion based on the model described in Matt Copeland’s book, Socratic Circles. This article will give you a glimpse into...
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The Power of Questions, Part I: Why the Socratic Method?

We tend to think the purpose of education is to provide answers—the information needed to function productively. On the one hand, this is true. But, on the other hand, as with all important human activities, it is not the only purpose. In fact, this pragmatic view is...
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Contextual Learning

“I have vigorously defended contextual learning in my book because I believe that it is the key to how we learn as well as to the delight we find in learning. Children learn to speak by hearing words used in context, not by memorizing their definitions or studying...
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