Trivium 21c : preparing young people for the future with lessons from the past / Martin Robinson ; foreword by Ian Gilbert.

Other titles
  • Trivium 21st century
Published
  • Bancyfelin : Independent Thinking Press 2013
Physical description
iii, 268 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
  • 9781781350546 (pbk.)
  • Universities in the Middle Ages focused on three skills to develop the intellectual abilities of students - grammar, logic and rhetoric. In this well-researched book Martin Robinson shows how these three tenets are as relevant today as they were 800 years ago.

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Trivium 21c : Preparing young people for the future with lessons from the past

Other titles
  • Trivium 21c
  • Trivium 21 Century
Published
  • New York : Crown House Publishing 2013
Physical description
1 online resource (415 p.)
ISBN
  • 1-78135-085-X
Notes
  • Description based upon print version of record.
Contents
  • Cover; Praise; Title Page; Dedication; Epigraph; Foreword by Ian Gilbert; Contents; Introduction: An Unexamined Life is not Worth Living; Chapter 1: A Trivial Pursuit?; Chapter 2: The Trivium; Chapter 3: Our Dramatis Personae: The Grammarians, the Dialecticians, and the Rhetoricians; Chapter 4: The Liberal Arts: A New Curriculum is Born; Chapter 5: The Rise of the Rational: The Fall of the Trivial?; Chapter 6: Trivium: A Clash of Cultures; Chapter 7: A Crack in Everything: The Imperfect Arts; Chapter 8: Grammar: From Rules of Language to Cultural Capital
  • Chapter 9: Dialectic: Logic, Dialectic, and LogosChapter 10: Rhetoric: Communication, Citizenship, and Community; Chapter 11: We Have a Montaigne to Climb; Chapter 12: The Professors; Chapter 13: The Grammarians vs the Dialecticians; Chapter 14: The Contemporary Trivium; PostScript:: A Bit of Trivia; Acknowledgements; Bibliography and Reading List; A, B, C; Index; D, E, F; G, H, I; J, K, L; M, N, O; P, Q, R; S, T, U; V, W, X; Y, Z; Copyright; Advertisement
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Genre
  • Electronic books.
Language
  • English
  • Education policy and practice is a battleground between sworn enemies. Traditionalists argue for the importance of a privileged type of 'hard' knowledge and deride 'soft' skills. Progressives deride learning about great works of the past; preferring '21stC skills' like critical thinking, and teamwork. Whilst looking for a school for his daughter, the author became frustrated by schools' inability to value knowledge, as well as creativity, foster discipline alongside free-thinking, and value citizenship alongside independent learning. Drawing from his work as a creative teacher Robinson finds

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