Mar
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Speaking Schedule for GHC Greenville

THE CLASSICAL CONSORTIUM

Memoria Press • Classical Academic Press • CiRCE Institute • Professor Carol

Learn What Classical Education Has To Offer

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Christopher Perrin

Andrew Kern

Carol Reynolds

Martin Cothran

 

The Recovery of Memory – Before We Have Forgot That We Have Forgotten
Dr. Christopher Perrin
Thursday, 3:30 p.m. – Room Santee

Russia in the Dark Age of Communism (a Personal Journey)
Dr. Carol Reynolds
Thursday, 5:00 – Room 203

Classical Education Unplugged
By the Panel
Friday, 10 a.m. – Room 202A

Common Core & The War Against Knowledge
Martin Cothran
Friday, 1:00 p.m. – Room Santee

Assessment that Blesses
Andrew Kern
Friday, 1:00 p.m. – Room 102A

Why Our Kids Struggle To Learn History
Dr. Carol Reynolds
Friday, 1:00 p.m. – Room 203

Putting Schole Back into School and Homeschool
Dr. Christopher Perrin
Friday, 2:30 p.m. – Room 104AB

The Roots of Christian Music
Dr. Carol Reynolds
Friday, 5:30 p.m. – Room 203

How Literature Springs into Music
Dr. Carol Reynolds and Janice Campbell
Saturday, 10 a.m. – Room 203

Classical Education Unplugged
By the Panel
Saturday, 4:00 p.m. – Room 202C

Feb
21

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Great Homeschool Convention – Greenville

Join us March 20-22 at the Great Homeschool Convention in Greenville, South Carolina.

The Classical Consortium will have its own area. You can browse the Classical Curricula of CiRCE Institute, Classical Academic Press, Professor Carol, and Memoria Press. We will again have a “reading nook” – a quiet area with comfortable seating where you can read, relax, or enjoy conversation. Nobody will try to sell you anything while you’re there.

Our consortium members are also giving lots of presentations during the conference to help inform and inspire you. And all of us are teaming up for what some would call a panel discussion.

We’d call this session on classical education a “panel discussion,” but that would sound too boring, and the conversation among these four speakers is anything but boring! Carol Reynolds, Chris Perrin, Andrew Kern, and Martin Cothran discuss what classical education is and how it is done. In the process they agree, disagree, comment, criticize, tell funny stories, dispense advice, and (in the case of Andrew Kern) think stuff up right on the spot. Watch Chris Perrin use what little energy is left in the room after Professor Carol talks to ask a deep question of Andrew Kern–the answer to which Martin Cothran simply scratches his head at. And, most importantly, you can ask questions and get four different answers, each one (in the opinion of the person giving the answer) better than all the others! And all of it has something important to do with great books, music, language arts, and the humanities. You will go away amused and informed.

Nov
12

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In Praise of Polymaths

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The Liberal Arts can be your best educational path to achievement in a specialized field, according to Robert Twigger in his article “Anyone Can Learn To Be a Polymath.”

Polymath refers to one who has learned much, people like Da Vinci, Goethe, and Benjamin Franklin. Yet the Western World now prizes the opposite: a “monopath” who often turns out to be a one-track, over-specialized bore. While specialization promotes a beneficial division of labor, Twigger argues that “[h]uman nature and human progress are polymathic at root.”

Reasons for the success of polymaths are both practical and scientific. A polymath is not as bound to the conventional wisdom of a particular discipline. He can see and be inspired by connections among disparate things. Brain researchers also find that the capacity to make intellectual connections thrives among people who take on new subjects.

Continue reading this article at Professor Carol.

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