The New Classical Education

By |2015-04-29T07:45:15-05:00June 29th, 2012|Categories: Classical Education, Classical Learning, Liberal Learning, Michael Oakeshott|Tags: |

In September 1974, the English philosopher Michael Oakeshott delivered the Abbott Memorial Lecture at Colorado College. Entitled “A Place for Learning,” Oakeshott’s lecture attacked the dominant model of education, a model predicated on the theories of the American educationist John Dewey. Learning, Oakeshott observed, should take place under “conditions of direction and restraint designed [...]