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Truth and Imitation

I have written before on both these topics (see here, and here,  for blogs on Truth).  I can’t lay my hands on specific blogs about imitation, but in short we have discussed how the act of imitating great examples is central to good education. 250 more words

Meditations

Making the Switch: On Taking my Kid Out of School and Choosing Homelearning

I was homeschooled on-and-off as a child (for grades 2 through 4, and again in grade 7), and, hilariously, for a fair amount of my teenage years I decried homeschooling as an unjust and dismal experience. 788 more words

Milo

Linear Learning

I was recently asked if “learning is linear or non-linear” by, of course, an art teacher.  We discussed his definition of “learning” for a few moments, but the main point of the question was this comparison of learning with that of a line.  370 more words

Meditations

Such Great Heights

31 degree heat, and suncream and sweat sting your eye blind. A fairly inopportune moment to become more disorientated.

I’m, say, 7500ft up in the Tyrolean Alps, my heel is at 90 degrees to a 300ft drop. 1,067 more words

Contents Under Pressure

I introduced this blog in my last blog.  There I set out the three columns from M.J. Adler’s Paideia Proposal in a general way.  I now take up the first and most basic of those columns: Content.  768 more words

Educational Theory

Minding the Columns

Mortimer J. Adler and his collaborators in the Paideia Proposal, should be viewed from the current vantage point as an important but mostly failed attempt to recover the Liberal Arts in the early 1980’s.  391 more words

Educational Theory

Moving beyond Imitation

Today I would like to talk about how to approach the Devices presented in Meyer. This is most relevant to the Devices found in the Longsword section but apply to the other weapons as well. 381 more words