The Joy of Learning: Finding Flow Through Classical Education

The Joy of Learning: Finding Flow Through Classical Education

by Jason Matthew Barney


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The Joy of Learning: Finding Flow Through Classical Education is a stunning synthesis of modern research on the flow state, the classical liberal arts tradition, and the thought of the British Christian educator Charlotte Mason. Flow is the term popularized by the modern positive psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi for the optimal state of mind. Flow occurs when your challenges meet your current skills and you are lost in a timeless experience of euphoria in the pursuit of a meaningful goal.The Joy of Learning takes its cue from a chapter of Csikszentmihalyi's book Flow that discusses routes into flow through what we know as the classical liberal arts. From training the memory, to the language arts of the trivium, the mathematical arts of the quadrivium-the ancient equivalent of STEM-to the joys of history, philosophy and amateur science, this book is packed with practical insights from an experienced teacher. Weaving artfully between practical tips for the classroom, insights from modern research, and explorations of the tradition, The Joy of Learning has something for everyone. If you're wondering how to cultivate joyful students as a classroom teacher, a home educator or a school leader, Jason Barney's playful and articulate style will charm and enlighten in equal measure."Whether you are new to classical education or a veteran in the movement, The Joy of Learning offers its readers a unique opportunity to observe how the modern concept of 'flow' supports, and even enhances, the important work of classical educators today. Through his careful research and lucid writing style, Jason has opened the door for a fresh set of connections to be made between modern research and ancient wisdom."-Kolby AtchisonPrincipal, Clapham School"Deep thinking is our goal as educators, whether for our students or for ourselves. What if we could unlock our innate ability to dive deeply into our most important work and to do so with happiness? The Joy of Learning provides an accessible review of recent research applied to classical understandings of education. Renew your love for learning and discover how profound the work of learning can be."-Dr. Patrick EganDean of the Upper School, Clapham SchoolAdjunct Professor, Trinity Evangelical Divinity SchoolResearch Tutor - NT, King's Evangelical Divinity School

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ISBN-13: 9798638477363
Publisher: Independently published
Publication date: 05/30/2020
Pages: 134
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)

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