March 23, 7:00 – 8:30 pm; Reception 6:30 pm
March 24, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (8:00 am continental breakfast and lunch included)
The Cowans’ legacy in the Dallas Institute’s Cowan Center for Education™ is the ideal of a liberal education for all. The center of a liberal education is the humanities, particularly the disciplines of literature (English) and history.
In this two-day event, citizens are invited to join primary and secondary educators to explore the importance of the study of history and English as the foundation for a student’s education and, indeed, for learning throughout life. Through lectures, discussions, and workshops, participants will have opportunities to shore up their knowledge or to learn new disciplines and revive the joy of learning for their work and their lives. Back by popular demand: Friday evening’s “Superintendents’ Salon” and the Saturday extended lunch workshops in multiple disciplines.
$50 ($15 for March 23 only and $45 for March 24 only)
SPEAKERS AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Dr. Thomas Lindsay: The Classical Origins of Liberal Education
Dr. Robert Scott Dupree: A Brief History of Liberal Education: from the Monastery to the University
Dr. Claudia MacMillan: The Cowan’s Philosophy of Liberal Education for All
LUNCHTIME LEARNING EXTRAVAGANZA
Journaling in the Water Garden, Artwork to Jazz, Classical Concerts on the Big Screen, Acting, Chess, and More
Dr. Donna McBride: Teaching History in an Integrated History / English Curriculum
Dr. Adam Herring: The Heights of Machu Picchu*
Dr. Ming Dong Gu: On Confucius and the Analects*
COWAN CENTER ALUMNI PANEL
*Material drawn from the 8th and 9th grade History / English curricula in the Cowan Academy® in the Humanities programs