BEYOND MEASURE: THE COWAN PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION

SEPTEMBER 9, NOVEMBER 11, JANUARY 13, MARCH 10, and MAY 12

In this new course, we will trace aspects of the tradition of liberal education and explore the distinctive features of the “spirit of liberal learning” that Drs. Louise and Donald Cowan conceived and espoused, concepts and practices that have been transforming primary and secondary educators in the Dallas Institute’s Cowan Center™ programs since 1984.

What makes the Cowans’ understanding of liberal learning unique is their insistence on the importance of cultivating the “poetic imagination,” which physicist Donald Cowan describes as the “active, creative agent of culture.”

Building on the poetic immersion of the July Sue Rose Summer Institutes and Arête Institutes, primary and secondary educators will be guided through the Cowans’ unique vision: the traditions that ground it and their understanding of what an educated person should be and do in the world.

Although not a formal graduate class, this course will include quizzes and writing assignments that will be marked by the professors.

TUITION: $300
The first half of the course (that which is being piloted in five classes in 2017-2018), is being offered at a special rate to Summer Institute and Arête Institute alumni, less than one-third the regular fee that will go into effect in 2018-2019 for the second half of the class and the full classes following.

ELIGIBILITY
Primary and secondary teachers or administrators who have attended at least one July Summer Institute or one year of the Arête Institute program are eligible to attend the class. Those who have not attended at least one July Summer Institute or one year of the Arête Institute program are not eligible to attend.

CERTIFICATION
Graduates of both July Sue Rose Summer Institutes earn Cowan Teacher™ certification, the first rank of Cowan Center™ certification.
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REQUIRED READINGS (make gdrive hyperlink)
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