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Jason Barney

Jason Barney serves as the Academic Dean at Clapham School, a classical Christian school in Wheaton, IL. In 2012 he was awarded the Henry Salvatori Prize for Excellence in Teaching from Hillsdale College (http://www.hillsdale.edu/outreach/salvatori-prize" target="_blank">http://www.hillsdale.edu/outreach/salvatori-prize). He completed his MA in biblical exegesis at Wheaton College, where he received The Tenney Award in New Testament Studies. Jason blogs regularly on ancient wisdom for the modern era at http://www.educationalrenaissance.com/" target="_blank">www.educationalrenaissance.com.

Narration and the Classical Principle of Self-Education

In my last article, I submitted Charlotte Mason’s practice of narration for consideration as another lost tool of learning. My main contention in its favor followed Charlotte Mason’s claim that narration is a natural gift of children as persons made in the image of our storytelling God. For those coming late to the party, narration …

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The Problem of Technicism in Conventional Education

Technicism is not simply an over-fascination with technology as a means of stimulating learning out of students, though that problem plagues conventional education as well. Instead, technicism refers to a broader ideological approach to education that has become captivated by quantitative measurements and the economic evaluation of success. In technicism education has been reduced to …

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