Thursday Mar 21, 2024

Cultivating Wisdom and Virtue: A Restful Classical Education – Andrew Kern, Part 3

"We have to train the senses to discern good and evil, the physical senses, the moral senses, and the intellectual senses. That's what I mean by virtues." ~ Andrew Kern

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In this episode of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast, hostYvette Hampton engages in an insightful conversation with Andrew Kern, of the CiRCE Institute, about cultivating wisdom, virtue, and beauty in a child's education. Discover invaluable insights on teaching from rest, importance of deliberation and proportion, selecting the right resources, and embracing the journey of education. Explore timeless wisdom and practical advice to equip and lead children towards a purposeful, Christ-centered life. 


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Discussion Questions:

1. How does Andrew Kern define the word "curriculum," and what are his objections to the traditional use of the term?

2. What is the significance of the term "encyclopedia" in the context of education, as explained by Andrew Kern?

3. According to Andrew Kern, what are the three key areas that should guide our thinking about curriculum?

4. How does Andrew Kern define "deliberation" and "a sense of proportion" in the context of education, and why does he consider them so important?

5. What does Andrew Kern mean by "cultivating wisdom and virtue" in children's education, and how does it differ from focusing solely on grades?

6. Andrew Kern discusses the importance of engaging in books and literature that prompt deliberation and the development of a sense of proportion. How do you think this approach to learning could impact a child's education?

7. Based on the discussion about art and the concept of order, share your thoughts on how a well-ordered environment and curriculum can contribute to a child's education and understanding of the world.

8. How does Andrew Kern emphasize the importance of incorporating wisdom and virtue into education rather than focusing solely on content? Why do you think this approach is significant in shaping a well-rounded and thoughtful individual?


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