The Quadrivium


by
Ravi Jain May 28, 2010


Presented at:
SCL Conference 2010

ABSTRACT:

The four liberal arts of the Quadrivium- arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy - have been central to the Western vision of education since the time of Plato and Aristotle. They actually provide the tools of learning for many other areas of study and historically undergirded the birth of modern science. This seminar will explore how holding true to the classical character of these subjects in our teaching methods unleashes the power and wonder the ancients obviously believed them to have.


TAGS:

Aristotle Arithmetic Astronomy Classical Education Geometry Music


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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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