A Christian Classical Paradigm for Math and Science


by
Ravi Jain June 5, 2011


Presented at:
SCL Conference 2011

ABSTRACT:

Have you ever found yourself at your desk thinking, how do I teach math and science classically when they seem so modern? In this session, we will discuss how teaching using an intuitive balance of wonder, work, wisdom and worship allows us to recover the ancient categories for math and science like the quadrivium, natural philosophy, and simple delight in God's creation. We will explore how employing this paradigm bridges the gap between the need for relevant contemporary application and the goal of staying true to the wisdom of the Western Christian liberal arts tradition.


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Classical Education Math Science


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Ravi Jain
Ravi Jain graduated from Davidson College with a BA and interests in physics, ancient Greek, and international political economy. He worked at various churches, received an M.A. from Reformed Theological Seminary, and later earned a Graduate Certificate in Mathematics from the University of Central Florida. He began teaching Calculus and Physics at the Geneva School in 2003. During his tenure there he has coauthored “The Liberal Arts Tradition: A Philosophy of Christian Classical Education,” and has given over 50 talks and workshops throughout the country on topics related to Christian classical education.

Other Contributions by Ravi Jain

What Hath Biology To Do With Physics

Article - SCL Conference 2014

Introduction to The Quadrivium

Article - SCL Conference 2013

Metaphysics Matters

Article - SCL Conference 2012


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