The Trivium in practice
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Martin Robinson

In this book, teacher Martin Robinson develops the argument from his original book ‘The Trivium’, which explained how the Trivium was at the root of a well-rounded education, aiding creative, independent and critical thinking, to see how the historical pedagogy could be into practice in modern classrooms.

The Trivium formed the basis of education in medieval times, with pupils learning facts (grammar); the ability to argue (logic); and the ability to communicate (rhetoric).

Collecting together chapters from professional teachers, this book expands on the idea of the Trivium and how its approach can be incorporated into the curriculum and classroom work, giving practical examples. A constant theme throughout the argument is the importance of open debate and discussion; of establishing and embedding knowledge; and developing pupils’ ability to communicate ideas effectively.     

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Martin Robinson

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Crown House Publishing

Date of publication:
June 2016

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Providing practical examples of how the Trivium – a historical pedagogy – can support learning in the modern classroom, this book may be of interest to teachers looking for new insights into classroom practice. 


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R312 / 416
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The Trivium in practice

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Martin Robinson

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