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Introduction to Classical Education

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  1. Introduction
    Course Introduction: Introduction to Classical Education (Preview Content)
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  2. Lessons
    Lesson 1: A Clear Definition of Classical Education (Preview Content)
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  3. Lesson 2: Clear Words for Classical Education (Preview Content)
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  4. Lesson 3: To What Shall I Compare Classical Education?
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  5. Lesson 4: Various Models of Classical Education
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  6. Lesson 5: The Major Elements of Classical Education
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  7. Lesson 6: Tracing the History of Classical Education (two parts)
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  8. Lesson 7: Why Classical Education?
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  9. Lesson 8: Communal Education (Paideia)
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  10. Lesson 9: Implementing Classical Education
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  11. Lesson 10: The Developing Models of Classical Education
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  12. Lesson 11: Deepening Our Understanding of Classical Education
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  13. Lesson 12: How to Read Well (Dr. Perrin's Top 55 Books on Classical Ed) (Preview Content)
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  14. End of Course Test
    End-of-Course Test: Introduction to Classical Education
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  • The ancient Christian approach to education occurred in catechumenal schools. Parents and the church needed to educate their children to understand the Scriptures. Why do we educate children today?
  • Chesterton tells us that Christian men preserved pagan learning. Augustine asserted that the liberal arts are good, but they need to be studied in service of the gospel. How do the liberal arts serve the gospel? How do you share the truth of the centrality of the gospel with your students?
  • Why must we be careful in glorifying all aspects of classical education that have been handed down throughout history?
  • Discuss the significance of philosophy and theology in the classical curriculum.