Course Introduction: Introduction to Classical Education
Dr. Perrin introduces this course, which he has designed to provide parents and educators with a clear vision for classical education.
Recommended Reading & Referenced Works
- The Lost Tools of Learning, an essay by Dorothy Sayers (available in essay form here and as an audio recording here)
- Ideas Have Consequences by Richard Weaver
- Leisure: The Basis of Culture by Josef Pieper
- Only the Lover Sings: Art and Contemplation by Josef Pieper
- When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer, a poem by Walt Whitman
- Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog, a painting by Caspar David Friedrich
- The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don’t Teach the New Survival Skills our Children Need–and What We Can Do about It by Tony Wagner
- Manalive by G.K. Chesterton
- “On Reading Old Books,” an essay by C.S. Lewis
- The Case for Christianity by C S. Lewis
Recommended ClassicalU Courses:
Outline of Session
- In your country and culture, what would you say are the ideals are that the nation seeks, as revealed in the educational system (curriculum, setting, etc.)?
- How would you answer the following questions, which Dr. Perrin references as questions every educational approach must ask:
- Who is the student? (Implicitly, what is a human being, and what is the human being for?)
- What curriculum do we teach?
- In what setting do we teach?
- To what ends or purposes do we teach?
Introduction to Classical Education (PDF)
What is Classical Christian Education? (PDF)