The following is one of the sessions from our 2018 Conference co-hosted by School of the Ozarks and held at the College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO. The full collection of presentations can be found at https://theclassicalthistle.com/2018-conference/.
Reclaiming the Classroom as a Workshop for Wisdom
Kyle Rapinchuk, School of the Ozarks & The Classical Thistle
Many works have been published in the past two decades that suggest our primary goal in classical Christian education is not simply the transfer of information or the development of skills, but rather the cultivation of wisdom and virtue. Our classrooms and curricula, however, often demonstrate an emphasis on mere information rather than wisdom. In this workshop, we will explore what it might look like to have a classroom that is a “workshop for wisdom” and discuss some practical ways we can cultivate this environment. Workshop attendees can expect both to receive some ideas, as well as participate by sharing their own classroom experiences of cultivating “workshops for wisdom.”