Education means to lead out of you or to lead you out of ignorance. Liber means bark which makes books. So a Liber Education was for free people. You don’t get an education to be a servant. It use to be you got an education to be free and now an education is to help you get a job.
Basically a Liber education (thinking skills) is made up of:
The Trivium – grammar (input), logic (process), rhetoric (output).
The Quadrivium – arithmetic (study of number), geometry (study of number in space), music (study of number in time), astronomy (study of number in space and time)
The modes of Persuasion
1 – Ethos – your reputation, character, beginning
2 – Logos – reasoning, logic, your argument, presentation
3 – Pathos – sympathy, feelings, the emotional appeal, ending
Christopher ends with his pathos statement, “We owe it to our children to teach them these tools so they can be educated so they can be free.”
Christopher was very kind and patient with us. We were in such a hurry to get to another appointment that we rushed him the first time and later felt like we had cheated him out of a great presentation verse a good one. So we invited him back and redid it.
We learned a lot about the liberal and servile arts and how we need to know both. It was great information and helped me to organize my learning into a much better system than I had currently been using. He was able to teach much longer the second time and did such a good job we won’t have to do much editing. Also, we decided that we would split his presentation into two parts.
Here is a nugget I have thought about since watching this: When our nation was beginning they took our laws from the Romans; the language from the Greeks and our religious base from the Hebrew. ~ ponder.
Christopher has over twenty-five years’ experience teaching a broad range of subjects. He is self-taught in the classics, holds a Bachelor’s in Middle East Studies/Arabic and Philosophy from Brigham Young University, and an MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. He is a serial entrepreneur with startup and takeover/turnaround experience in various industries. He has varying degrees of fluency in twelve languages and has lived and traveled abroad extensively. He lives in Mapleton, Utah with his wife, Alysia, and their children.