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Lorena Olvera

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Transcript of Perennialism

By Lorena Olvera and
Aparna Sagaram PERENNIALISM What is it? Classroom Setting Role of the Student Role of Educator More information:
http://capone.mtsu.edu/tsbrown/perennialism.htm General Principles Curriculum More information:
http://capone.mtsu.edu/tsbrown/perennialism.htm * Types Focus on education
Ideas that have lasted over centuries
Classrooms centered on teachers
Perennial means "everlasting" — a perennialist education focuses on enduring themes and questions that span the ages. Perennialists recommend that students learn directly from the Great Books — works by history's finest thinkers and writers, books as meaningful today as when they were first written (Miller Sadker & Zittleman, 2006). Secular Religious Authors:
Robert Hutchins
Mortimer Adler Learn to reason
Humanist and
scientific traditions Author:
Thomas Aquinas Personal development
of the student
Christian education More information:
http://www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_Teacher_Centered/?page=3 Permanence is more
real than change Human nature remains
essentially the same no
matter the culture The good life-the life that
is fit for man/woman to
live- remains essentially
the same Moral principles remain
essentially the same The education that men
receive should remain
essentially the same More information:
http://capone.mtsu.edu/tsbrown/perennialism.htm History Seminars and laboratory experiences guided by tutors Small group atmosphere No grade system St. John's College More information:
http://www.sjca.edu/ Great
Books Constant
unchanging Develop
capabilities Teacher centered or subject centered Similar
ideas to
idealism More information:
http://books.google.com/books?id=CKtaRX1BbncC&pg=PA27&lpg=PA27&dq=perennialism+curriculum&source=bl&ots=nodXNcl20W&sig=IXDEa-gSPwvA0R2R3DdIg8EPslI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=DHAaUZjoN6aJ0QHJxYCwDg&ved=0CEwQ6AEwAjgU#v=onepage&q=perennialism%20curriculum&f=false Focus on 3 R’s
Room decorated
with collection of
quotes from the
readings Books and maps
Everything is
logically organized
* Strict but not
without mercy
or grace
* Punishment and
rewards Teaching Tools Evaluate the quality of the overall discussion and individual contributions Prevent digressions Omnipotent Emphasis in classics Socratic method EDUCATOR Keep an orderly classroom and the students focused Continually pursing the truth Correct logical fallacies and errors Lectures Standardized tests Spelling bees Activities of memorization Activities with readings TEACHING TOOLS * * * * Active thinker/learner Passive listener Frequent critical papers Participate in discussions about the material Make comparisons STUDENT More information:
http://education101intrototeaching.pbworks.com/w/page/10076924/Theories%20of%20Education%3A%20%20Perennialism Lesson plans Curriculum Samples Reading list
Undergraduate Curriculum
Graduate Curriculum
http://www.stjohnscollege.edu/GI/LA/curriculum.shtml http://cdn.itvs.org/political_dr_seuss-lessonplan-1.pdf [Untitled photograph of St John’s College]. Retrived from http://www.stjohnscollege.edu/media/images/AN/AN_largemap.JPG [Untitled photograph of St John’s College]. Retrived from http://www.stjohnscollege.edu/ Core curriculum: Great Books [Untitled photograph of great books collection]. Retrived from http://www.mindingthecampus.com/originals/e9_1_b.jpg [Untitled photograph of St John’s College]. Retrived from http://dc.about.com/od/getawaydestinations/ig/Annapolis-Photo-Gallery-/St-JohnsCollege2.htm [Untitled photograph of St John’s College]. Retrived from http://www.stjohnscollege.edu/academic/seminar.shtml [Untitled photograph of St John’s College]. Retrived from http://www.stjohnscollege.edu/academic/laboratory.shtml [Untitled photograph of St John’s College]. Retrived from http://www.stjohnscollege.edu/academic/ANpreceptorial.shtml [Untitled photograph of no change]. Retrived from http://blog.barterquest.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/change-greensign.jpg [Untitled photograph of no change]. Retrived from http://shawnann.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/NoChange.png [Untitled photograph of St John’s College]. Retrived from http://www.stjohnscollege.edu/admin/AN/facilities.shtml# [Untitled photograph of teacher centered activities]. Retrived from http://www.ehow.com/list_7414935_teacher_centered-activities-fifth-grade.html [Untitled photograph of St John’s College]. Retrived from http://www.stjohnscollege.edu/admin/AN/facilities.shtml# [Untitled photograph of St John’s College]. Retrived from http://www.stjohnscollege.edu/admissions/main.shtml [Untitled photograph of St John’s College]. Retrived from http://www.stjohnscollege.edu/about/main.shtml [Untitled photograph of St John’s College]. Retrived from http://www.stjohnscollege.edu/admissions/learn.shtml Lesson Plans Great Books selection:
On love by Sthendal
Three essays to the theory of sex by Freud
Anna Karenina by Leon Tolstoy
Don Juan by Lord Byron
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Romeo and Juliet by Shakeaspeare
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes This is a selection of books from The Great Books Collection that can be used to teach human sexuality education. The books can be analyzed and discuss in class. General topics:
Life stages
Romanticism http://www.youtube.com/stjohnscollege/ http://www.stjohnscollege.edu/academic/mathtutorial.shtml Robert Hutchins
http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/centcat/pres/presch05_01.html Mortimer Adler
http://www.biographybase.com/biography/Adler_Mortimer.html St. Thomas Aquinas
http://www.iep.utm.edu/aquinas/ St. John’s College traces its origins to King William's School, the Maryland colony's "free"school founded in 1696.
In 1784 it was named St. John's, probably in honor of St. John the Evangelist
In 1937 they devised a course of study with the great books as the basis for discussion classes. Another important feature of his plan was the inter-relatedness of the disciplines; he proposed a college with a unified, all-required curriculum and no departments or majors.
Today, through its unique all-required curriculum based on the reading and discussion of the great books. More information: http://www.stjohnscollege.edu/about/history.shtml The study of Great Books allows the past to speak for itself, combining history, creative writing, philosophy, politics, and ethics into a seamless whole. More information:
http://www.greatbooks.org/about/history/ Current advocates Other advocates The Great Books Academy and Home School Program www.greatbooks.org http://www.greatbooksacademy.org/ http://www.greatbooks.org/programs-for-all-ages/professional-learning/ Link to a video that talks about the benefits about the Great Book curriculum in this foundation This video talks about the importance of the Great Books curriculum from a student perspective www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoFlzh-Nq2Q&feature=player_embedded#! Great Books Sexuality
Curriculum www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/~/media/health/publichealth/documents/famplan/G456_L11.ashx www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/famplan/educators/~/media/health/publichealth/documents/famplan/G456_L12.ashx Lecture based Reading & Discussion based http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/publications/193?task=view&ampItemid=129 Selection Criteria for sources:
1. Educational websites with credible authors
2. Institution websites (schools, academies, etc.)
3. Websites that cite the authors
4. Websites that are validated by credible organizations (such as SIECUS)
5. Websites that has a preview of books
6. Websites that provide links to videos which help to further explore this topic
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