Poetic Knowledge: Horse Sense in Our Classrooms

Robyn Burlew November 8, 2018

Presented at:
2018 SCL Annual Conference


How do we prevent our students from simply learning facts about our subjects? We must foster “poetic knowledge,”the pre-rational and experiential knowledge that equips students to connect information and concepts to the world. Poetic knowledge is necessary for full understanding, appreciation and love for a topic. Application will be aimed at Lower and Middle School grades.


Classical Education Development Education Grammar School Teaching


Robyn Burlew
Robyn just completed her first year as Upper School Principal and Academic Dean at Veritas School in Richmond, Virginia, after serving for fifteen years at Covenant Christian Academy in Harrisburg, PA. She earned a BA in Biology from Houghton College and a M.Ed. in Integrated Curriculum and Instruction from Covenant College.

Other Contributions by Robyn Burlew

Seminar Weeks

Article - SCL Conference 2012

Education as Formation

Article - SCL Conference 2016

Mission Aligned Planning, Assignments, and Assessments

Article - SCL Summer Conference 2017

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