Many of you have followed my writing and teaching on the concept of scholé in education. Scholé is a Greek word that means leisure, conversation, reflection–restful learning. Yes, scholé is the root word for our word for school, though our schools are generally anything but restful. After a great deal of planning and gathering educators, CAP has launched a new online academy that we have named (no surprise) Scholé Academy. Scholé Academy seeks to implement the principles of restful learning in an online environment.
We are pleased to report that Scholé Academy has some 20 teachers in place ready to teach some 60 courses this summer and fall. The line-up of classical educators who will be serving with Scholé Academy is impressive. All of the teachers have experience teaching in classical schools (our veteran Latin teacher has taught Latin for 47 years!) and several of them are authors of classical curricula (Gaylan DuBose–Latin Alive!; Jolie Hodge–Art of Argument and Discovery of Deduction; Shelly Johnson–The Argument Builder). Students can study with those who …. wrote the book.
So yes, Scholé Academy will seek to implement the classical tradition of restful or leisurely learning online. This may seem oxymoronic, but we believe it can be done. To read a short description of the “scholé approach” see this link:
The scholé approach: restful learning
Readers can also review all of the Scholé Academy authors and their bios by clicking the image below:
My best to you on this Good Friday.