The purpose of this post is to collect some of ideas in this blog that link to Martin Robinson’s Trivium 21st C. For me, Martin’s book is an important source of inspiration but also, the Trivium itself continues to provide the most sensible and practical conceptual framework for delivering what I consider to be a deep, rich and rounded education:
This is the blog I wrote after first reading the book, discussing it with Martin as I went along: Trivium 21st C: Could this be the answer?
Moving the debate forward:
Trivium 21st C, bringing grammar, dialectic and rhetoric to our modern school context, suggests a way to bring out the best in both traditional and progressive educational ideals. Other posts that have dealt with the trad-prog debate include:
Trivium 21st has influenced our overall curriculum design and our priorities for teaching and learning. All of the posts below relate to the ideas directly or indirectly:
Shaping the curriculum:
Ideas about grammar; knowledge
Ideas about dialectic: logos; exploration
Ideas about rhetoric; communication
I’ll try to update this as we move along.