We all grow tired of hearing this or that book is a `must read` for all interested in education. Most of the books are, to be honest, ephemeral. But this book is different, about the profoundest idea in education, and how to mobilise it in today`s schools. --Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Buckingham
`The Trivium` is an educational masterpiece, a book which presents the very nub of education in a hugely entertaining form. This sequel, `Trivium in Practice`, is a collection of essays by practitioners who explain how teachers might make real the theoretical model of the Trivium. Tom Sherrington`s practical application of the Trivium in an inner-city London comprehensive school is brave, true and inspirational. Mike Grenier`s short history of Trivium-related pedagogy at Eton is a delight. Carl Hendrick`s contribution is typically intellectually challenging. The final chapter, which details Dr Jonathan L Taylor`s work at Cranleigh School, should give hope to all of us who yearn to educate our students, not school them to be qualification hoop-jumpers. This is a book whose time is now, which reflects the courage of practitioners who can rightly call themselves educators. --John Tomsett, Head teacher, Huntington School
`Trivium in Practice` is a great book that forces us to think about what students need to learn at school. Building on Trivium which successfully yokes medieval and 21st century ideas together, this field book lets us see how practitioners from different sectors have successfully combined it with their own beliefs and traditions. We need students and teachers who speak and think and write with the clarity of philosophic understanding which Robinson shows so well. Teachers will immediately be able to see how they can adapt and use these ideas. --Professor Bill Lucas, Author of `Educating Ruby: what our children really need to learn`
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Trivium in Practice brings together a series of case studies written by educators who were inspired by Martin Robinson’s first book, Trivium 21c. Taken together, these case studies reveal how, regardless of setting or sector, the trivium can deliver a truly great education for our children. Great teaching has the three elements of the trivium at its centre. Grammar: foundational knowledge and skills. Dialectic: questioning, thinking and practising. Rhetoric: the ability to express oneself beautifully, persuasively and articulately in any form. The trivium is a helpful way for a teacher to think about the art of teaching. Through the model of the trivium traditional values and progressive ideals can coexist; both knowledge and cultural capital matter and skills are interwoven with content. The trivium isn’t a gimmick to be imposed on to a curriculum; it is a tried and tested approach to education. It is the key to great teaching and learning, as this group of educators discovered. The case studies are from Tom Sherrington, Sam Gorse, Nick, David Hall, Nigel Matthias, Nick Barnsley, Mike Grenier, Nick Rose and Carl Hendrick. These educators have found that trivium education has brought a range of tangible benefits for their students. These include: greater confidence, enhanced development of rigorous analytical skills, improved oracy and confidence in speaking in front of audiences, an appreciation of the value of acquiring and applying knowledge, refined skills in questioning and debating, developed creativity, independence and critical thinking, the ability to form and express considered opinions and, importantly, the enjoyment of learning. Fundamentally, these educators have found that the trivium has helped them to define and deliver their ideas about the education they want for their students, helping them to become engaged, lifelong learners in the process. There is no one ‘right’ way to ‘do’ the trivium: it is a tradition that can be adapted. It is the art of education and engages teachers in the art of being educators. Just as each great artist learns from a tradition and refashions it, adds to it, disrupts it, so do the teachers who have contributed to this book. On their canvas, in their school, each contributor is creating and re-creating trivium education in their own way. Discover the potential of the trivium and be inspired to do the same in your own classroom. Suitable for teachers and leaders in any educational setting.