In our first episode of this series, we discuss selections from Book 5, 6 and 7 of Plato's Republic. We consider how the allegory of the cave connects to education. Additionally, we discuss the tripartite soul and other features of education for the polis that Plato outlines in the Republic. https://open.spotify.com/episode/3U9gDMugmbtJ1StWfR1oJq?si=f0169e22a15f4d58
If you attended my workshop at the Association of Classical Christian School's national conference, Repairing the Ruins, I want to thank you again and offer you some extra notes. If you did not attend the conference, but stumbled upon this post, here's my synopsis for the workshop: Modern teachers are often plagued with trivial matters … Continue reading Repairing the Ruins Presentation Notes: Teaching in the Great Works
Some of you may be new here. Maybe classical Christian education is a foreign concept to you. There are many eloquent books, articles, and videos on this topic - so for here, I will just give you a brief glimpse of classical Christian education through an infographic. Did something spark your interest? Do you have … Continue reading Classical Christian Education: An Infographic
https://open.spotify.com/episode/3f7lcaRvsMarthWWdD8w9a?si=61f5d5c3b3294f35 In this episode, we discuss Plato's dialogues "Euthyphro" and "Meno" to get a better picture of aporia. If you have not read these dialogues, do not fear: we give an overview of both dialogues and discuss some key passages. In these passages, we discuss the unpleasantness of experiencing aporia and Socrates as a gadfly. … Continue reading Series 1: Episode 2 – Where do we see aporia in the classical tradition?
https://open.spotify.com/episode/5Q2EhXeiHmn7LJ7LRxTDZn?si=R36PQctJQnq5kS4dgJ9Vfw In our first episode, we define the term "aporia" - a Greek term for "puzzlement" - and discuss how "aporia" appears in the Bible. Our discussion of "aporia" leads us to a deeper consideration of the Christian life and our experiences with education.