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Category: Quadrivium

Interview with John Hodges

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Daniel Foucachon interviews John Hodges, from The Center for Western Studies, on classical education. This interview took place during the 2015 CiRCE Conference: A Contemplation of Harmony. Topics covered: – What is classical education? – What is the greatest “great book”? – Adult Education/homeschooling – Children’s Literature – How to start a classical education late in life – The goal of education – The role of pre-Christian literature – and more—enjoy!

Educating Royalty | by Dr. Roy Atwood

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We must teach our children to be Kingdom heirs—not just laborers in the marketplace “Who are you?” a university student once asked me. Odd question, I thought. I’d handled countless student questions, but this one caught me unprepared. “Uh . . . I’m a professor,” I answered weakly. “No!” he shot back. “I don’t mean what do you do, but who are you?” His question unsettled me. Like most North Americans, I’d been carefully, though not intentionally, catechized since a lad at my parents’ side that the first and most important question we ask adults at first meeting (after getting … Continue Reading “Educating Royalty | by Dr. Roy Atwood”

The Goal of Education: Peripheral Vision

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Dr. Roy Atwood, in an article called Recovering Peripheral Vision, speaks first of the failure of the current academia of this age as they seek practical jobs and vocational training while mocking the “useless” liberal arts. He then talks about the real goal of education, which is to see both broadly (or peripherally) and how one thing connects to another. It turns out that these are the skills we end up actually using, even if usefulness was not the point! Dr. Roy Atwood is one of the founders of New Saint Andrews College and served as its President from 2004-2014. He currently serves as … Continue Reading “The Goal of Education: Peripheral Vision”

A Tour of Wes Callihan’s Personal Library

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Wes Callihan gives a tour of his personal library, located at his home in Potlatch, Idaho. This tour also doubles as a mini-lecture on a philosophy of the “Great Books.” Wes explains why his collection is slightly different than Mortimer Adler’s Great Books set (University of Chicago Press). Wes Callihan organizes his library chronologically by time period, in part so that he can brush his fingers through the “leafs of time.” Enjoy this tour! YouTube version HERE.

A Conversation with Leigh Bortins and Wes Callihan | Towards the Quadrivium

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Leigh Bortins and Wes Callihan sit down for a conversation about classical education, homeschooling, and the Quadrivium. Wes spoke at Towards the Quadrivium, a conference hosted by Classical Conversations. Leigh is the founder of Classical Conversations and the Mandala Fellowship. Wes is the founder of Schola Classical Tutorials, Hill Abbey, and author of the Old Western Culture great books curriculum created with Roman Roads Media. YouTube version of this video HERE.