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Trivium 21c

Preparing Young People for the Future With Lessons from the Past

By: Martin Robinson

Price: CAD $25.99

Publisher: Independent Thinking Press

Imprint: Independent Thinking Press

288 Pages

8.5 X 5.51 X 0.79 ins

ISBN:  9781781350546 -- Paperback

Publication Date: 06/27/2013

From Ancient Greece to the present day, Trivium 21c explores whether a contemporary trivium (Grammar, Dialectic, and Rhetoric) can unite progressive and traditionalist institutions, teachers, politicians and parents in the common pursuit of providing a great education for our children in 21st Century.

Education policy and practice is a battleground. Traditionalists argue for the teaching of a privileged type of hard knowledge and deride soft skills. Progressives deride learning about great works of the past preferring '21c skills' (21st Century Skills) such as creativity and critical thinking.

Whilst looking for a school for his daughter, the author became frustrated by schools' inability to value knowledge, as well as creativity, foster discipline alongside free-thinking, and value citizenship alongside independent learning. Drawing from his work as a creative teacher, Robinson finds inspiration in the Arts and the need to nurture learners with the ability to deal with the uncertainties of our age.


Martin Robinson worked for 20 years in state schools in London, as a teacher, as a leader and as an AST. Now an education consultant, he works with schools on enhancing their pupils' knowledge acquisition, questioning and communication skills. He also speaks regularly on creativity, character and a wide range of other current concerns in education.



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