21st Century Classical: Theoretical and Practical Foundations for Embracing the Paradox

I will argue that education can be both genuinely and thoroughly Classical and at the same time preapre students to be leaders and innovators in the 21st century. I will argue that many of the 21st Century skills being enumerated by progressive educators are the same skills a Classical education is best equipped to offer. I will also maintain that so long as we maintain
a Christian Classical commitment to truth, beauty and goodness, and ultimately to God, we should allow ourselves to employ 21st centruy pedagogical methods where appropriate. Students need the best training they can get to solve 21st century problems, but even more so they need the orientation of the soul towards the Good that Classical education provides.