Amor Mundi 4/12/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the works of Toni Morrison and Claudia Rankine, identify trauma as a powerful corollary of feminism, and much more! Posted on 13 April 2015 | 11:30 am

Thinking in School

Nicholas Tampio discusses the dangers of the Common Core program and appeals to Arendt's concept of natality as a way to help education once again teach students how to think for themselves. Posted on 19 January 2015 | 10:00 am

Reinventing the High School Model

For too long now high school has been a waste of time for too many people. I always remind my students that Georg Friedrich Hegel developed his lectures on the Philosophy of Right as a course for a German Gymnasium, the equivalent of high school in the United States. Most American high schools have long…Read more Reinventing the High School Model Posted on 10 April 2013 | 4:10 pm

Avoiding the Catch-22

The NY Times Editorial page takes aim at online education on Monday. It turns out that studies show that more students in online classes drop out of classes, more fail, and fewer graduate. This is not surprising. But one might ask so what? Online courses are proliferating and will continue to do so because they…Read more Avoiding the Catch-22 Posted on 19 February 2013 | 2:47 pm

For the Sake of What is New

“Exactly for the sake of what is new and revolutionary in every child, education must be conservative; it must preserve this newness and introduce it as a new thing into an old world.” -Hannah Arendt, The Crisis in Education In the central and perhaps most provocative passage of her essay on The Crisis in Education…Read more For the Sake of What is New Posted on 28 January 2013 | 12:33 pm