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/.
Pushing Logic to the Corners: Teaching and Reinforcing Logic throughout the Secondary
Scott Welch, The Oaks Classical Christian Academy
In many classical schools students learn Logic in 8th grade and then pick it up again in Rhetoric in 11th without much Logic instruction in the middle. Are we giving them enough tools to write a strong, cogent argument in their thesis papers? We will discuss methods that every secondary teacher can use to teach and reinforce good, powerful arguments in every class. Scott will also lead the group in a demonstration of the Toulmin method and will give ideas how to apply it in your classes.