Poetic Knowledge Book Club: Voices for Poetic Knowledge after Descartes

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For information and previous posts, see the page for this Poetic Knowledge Book Club This week we are covering Chapter 5: Voices for Poetic Knowledge after Descartes. Next week we will be reading Chapter 6, part 1: Poetic Knowledge and the Integrated Humanities Program (pages 145-163). Summary My eyes went over the second half of the chapter, but I didn’t really take anything in. So I need to go back through the chapter. In this chapter, Taylor gives a couple … Read More

Poetic Knowledge Entry: Self-Discipline

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My entry for the [Poetic Knowledge](http://www.simplyconvivial.com/2012/poetic-knowledge-book-club-series) book club. Finally. I’ve not had a “brain in gear” week, unfortunately. Perhaps my post will prove that. I decided to limit myself to one thought to ensure I stay coherent. Plus, I want to leave myself enough time to make the rounds to everyone else’s posts. :) I was most stung by the quote Taylor included by the Headmaster of a school founded on the principles of poetic knowledge to his “head boys”: … Read More

Poetic Knowledge Book Club: Chapter 6, part 1 – Poetic Knowledge and the Integrated Humanities Program

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For information and previous posts, see the page for this Poetic Knowledge Book Club This week we are discussing Chapter 6, part 1: Poetic Knowledge and the Integrated Humanities Program (pages 145-163). Next week we will finish the chapter. Summary The Integrated Humanities Program at the University of Kansas in the 70s consisted of 200 freshman and sophomore students listening in on a 3-way, unrehearsed, real conversation between 3 professors (rather than lectures), small-group discussions, learning poetry & Latin & … Read More

Poetic Knowledge Book Club: Chapter 6, part 2 – Poetic Knowledge and the Integrated Humanities Program

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For information and previous posts, see the page for this [Poetic Knowledge Book Club](http://www.simplyconvivial.com/2012/poetic-knowledge-book-club-series) This week we are discussing Chapter 6, part 2: Poetic Knowledge and the Integrated Humanities Program (conversation transcript). Next week we will begin chapter 7, which Cindy has said is THE pull-it-all-together chapter that makes the whole book worthwhile. I have so far found the whole book worthwhile, so I’m excited to delve into chapter 7. We will read pages 167-178. ## Summary This is a … Read More

Poetic Knowledge: Conversations

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This is my entry for the Poetic Knowledge book club. The application of chapter 6 being on the primary place of conversation — both listened to (rather than lecture) and taking part in (small group) — resonated with me. I instantly connected with experiences I had had and so tried to then apply that forward to making sure they happen for my children. My Experiences Eavesdropping. I was an eavesdropper as a child. I learned a lot through finding an … Read More

Poetic Knowledge Book Club: Chapter 7, part 1: The Future of Poetic Knowledge

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For information and previous posts, see the page for this Poetic Knowledge Book Club This week we are discussing Chapter 7, part 1: The Future of Poetic Knowledge, pages 167-178. Next week we will finish the book! The week after that I will post one more link-up post if anyone wants to do a big-picture overview, follow another rabbit trail, or wrap up applications. Thank you, everyone who has participated, both the faithful and the sporadic. This has been a … Read More

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