The Liberal Arts Tradition: An Introduction

Joshua Simmons gives a overview on what the liberal arts are, the history of liberal arts and the liberal arts tradition today.

This quick, high-level overview of classical education in Western history serves as a great introduction to the classical tradition or a refresher for those looking to be reinvigorated in their passion for classical education. is talk has three parts: what the liberal arts are; the history of liberal arts education in 10 pictures; and the liberal arts tradition today.

Joshua Simmons

As a 13-year veteran of classical education, Josh currently serves as the Associate Head of the School of Rhetoric at Regents School of Austin. At Regents, Josh has taught various history and literature courses, as well as Christian apologetics, and served as the Humanities Department Chair for four years. He is a frequent speaker on classical education at conferences and school in-services.

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