by Michael Paul Cartledge on July 30, 2019
This piece originally appeared at Scala Foundation’s Blog. Scala is a movement of students and educators who are committed to the liberal arts tradition of transformational, holistic forms of education.
Scala’s 2019 Summer Seminar, “Rediscovering Integral Humanism”, took place in Portsmouth, Rhode Island from June 23 – July 2. When reflecting on their experiences, students used words like “enriching,” “invigorating,” “life-giving,” refreshing,” “fulfilling,” and “the happiest week of my life.” See a few more extensive reflections below, as students engage some of the seminar readings in light of their own vocations and contexts. These reflections serve as evidence that emphasizing the core mission of education—a human awakening, sparking a search for truth—is a universal message that cuts across today’s divisive rhetoric. The kind of whole-person education Scala models aims to fight back against what philosopher Augusto Del Noce calls the crisis of modernity. Click here to read about the summer seminar, which we plan on hosting again in the summer of 2020. And check out this video explaining what makes the summer seminar so unique.
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