What's the best way of coping with life's ups and downs?
Right Knowing - Right Thinking - Right Acting, of course ...
... but ...
What kind of knowing is 'right knowing'?
What kind of thinking is 'right thinking'?
What kind of acting is 'right acting'?
Are there any rules we can follow that apply in all times in all places?
These are questions worth thinking about. And that kind of thinking can be FUN!
The kind of thinking that's the most fun of all is thinking about questions we don't know the answers to ... or that people just can't seem to agree about.
Life. Time. Space. What exactly do we mean by each of these?
How best can we relate to other people? To the environment?
How can we avoid making so many mistakes?
How can we cultivate wisdom?
Through a mix of games, quizzes, discussions, and puzzles, engage with exciting ideas and schools of thought. Let philosophy come to life in you. Presocratics, Transcendentalists, Perennialists. Discover a rich world of ideas, ready to come to life to inspire you and cultivate clear thinking and a love of wisdom - it's fun and it's one of the best investments you can make in yourself.
Leon is a teacher steeped in the wonder and wisdom of the traditional integrated and integrative classical liberal arts, and is a keen supporter of living traditions, including living traditions of oral storytelling. He is author of several books including Aesop The Storyteller (Aladdin's Cave Press, 2008), a collection of 12 versified Aesopic fables, and History Riddles (Liberalis Books, 2013).
Students will need standard stationery supplies, and access to digital resources, including word processing softward and EITHER a digital shared workplace OR a hard copy A4 ring-file binder with dividers. In both cases, they will need facilities to upload clear scans or pictures of homework tasks. All courses will be taught on line in a specialised learning environment - a fast broadband connection is advisable. Some background reading will be required.
Accessibility and Flexibility
Content will be adapted to individual levels and interests as much as possible. Special needs students can be provided for (please contact the tutor to discuss before enrolling) and assessments can be handed in via video rather than in written format, with videos uploaded to YouTube or WeTransfer and shared via private link on this site.