The Scholé Way

  • The Scholé Way

The Scholé Way


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  • The ancient Greek word scholé means leisurely learning or set-apart, undistracted time to study the things most worthwhile, often with one’s friends. Ironically, scholé is also the root word for our English word “school.”

    While much of modern education has become increasingly frenetic and stressful, the tradition of scholé offers another way—the scholé way, which is a harmony of active and restful learning, of academic work and academic leisure.

    The classical tradition of education is oriented toward the full formation of a human soul rather than merely practical training for a job. This time-honored understanding of education provides space and occasion for wonder, contemplation, and conversation. Instead of merely covering material, it privileges pondering, savoring, lingering, and relishing as genuine student activity.

    In this book, Dr. Perrin describes the tradition of restful learning, or scholé, and offers practical suggestions for how to restore it in our schools and homeschools.

  • Hardback

    ISBN: 9781600516856

    Pages: 176

    Dimensions: 5.5in x 8.5in

  • Christopher Perrin MDiv, PhD, Author

    Christopher Perrin MDiv, PhD

    Dr. Christopher Perrin is an author, consultant, and speaker who specializes in classical education. He is committed to the renewal of the liberal arts tradition. He cofounded and serves full-time as the CEO/publisher at Classical Academic Press, a classical education curriculum, media, and consulting company. Christopher is also a consultant to charter, public, private, and Christian schools across the country. He serves on the board of the Society for Classical Learning and as the director of the Alcuin Fellowship of classical educators. He has published numerous articles and lectures that are widely used throughout the United States and the English-speaking world.

    Christopher received his BA in history from the University of South Carolina and his MDiv and PhD in apologetics from Westminster Theological Seminary. He was also a special student in literature at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. He has taught at Messiah College and Chesapeake Theological Seminary, and served as the founding headmaster of a classical school in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for ten years. He is the author of An Introduction to Classical Education, The Greek Alphabet Code Cracker, and Greek for Children, and the coauthor of the Latin for Children series, all published by Classical Academic Press.