It used to be that students were capable of memorizing large amounts of important literature, Scripture, speeches and important information. If humans have not changed, and are still just as capable of memory, what has changed? Our educational culture, expectations and pedagogy. In this seminar, we will explore the way memory was used, developed and employed in the classical tradition of education. Participants may be surprised to discover that memory was not merely employed to store information–but also to nourish and cultivate the soul.
Christopher A. Perrin is the publisher with Classical Academic Press, a consultant to classical, Christian schools and the Director of the Alcuin Fellowship with the Institute for Classical Schools. Chris has taught at Messiah College and Chesapeake Theological Seminary and served as headmaster of Covenant Christian Academy in Harrisburg, PA from its founding in 1997 until 2007. He received his B.A. in history from the University of South Carolina, his M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary in California and his Ph.D. in Apologetics from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He was also a special student in literature at St. Johns College in Annapolis. Chris is the author of the books An Introduction to Classical Education: A Guide for Parents, The Greek Alphabet Code Cracker, Greek for Children, and co-author of the Latin for Children series published by Classical Academic Press. Chris and his wife Christine live in Camp Hill, PA with their three children.