Why read Plutarch?

We need role models. What do we do when there aren't many in our immediate surroundings? I remember suggesting, in a class on Aboriginal perspectives in education, that we should bring to life the virtues and nobility of First Nations leaders such as Poundmaker. This idea has its critics, such as those who wish to …

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Montessori’s view of reason

I've written previously about the Socratic approach of  Northrop Frye. He says that the role of the liberal arts teacher is to create a structure of the subject matter around which the student can form their own understandings. This is exactly Maria Montessori's view, but her approach is informed by Rousseau and the rationality of scientific …

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