I am interested in what the curriculum for a well-trained whole person (not just a well-trained mind) ought to look like, and this training certainly is not restricted to college. Yet, there are good reasons to believe the college years (even accounting for prolonged adolescence, gap years, and increasing number of non-tradition students arriving at college, be it unschooled youngsters or late-twenties professions) are formative for the well-educated person. Ultimately I am curious if there is an ideal core curriculum for an ideal college education. (Already the bristles have hardened on the backs of necks.) There are many questions I have. Let me start with one:
What should “classical higher education” look like in our times?
When I think of classical education, I think of Pierrepont or Dominion before college and perhaps St. John’s once there. But I want to ask, should the idea of and basic structure and goals of a classical education stay the same, while the curriculum adjusts?
This is just a quick post/question, the first of perhaps a few. My apologies of I did not frame the question exactly right. Yet, I truly appreciate any feedback any of you would be interested in offering.