Rifenburg Literacy Task I Engl 2230
ENGL 2230Contemporary Uses of Classical Rhetoric: Pedagogy Then and Now
The University of North Georgia, a regional multi-campus institution and premiersenior military college, provides a culture of academic excellence in a student-focusedenvironment that includes quality education, service, inquiry and creativity. This isaccomplished through broad access to comprehensive academic and co-curricularprograms that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society.Final Draft due: September 15, by 11:59p.m., in the appropriate D2L dropbox
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Word count:1800-2400 words
Stance: Your choice
Topic: Connecting Classical Western pedagogy with current pedagogical trends
Format: MLA format
Images: Up to two, if appropriate to your stance and audience
Thus far, we have been engaging with a variety of primary and secondary sourcesregarding classical western education. From the Older Sophists, to Isocrates, toQuintilian, these rhetors/teachers all had a unique spin on education and today wecurrently experience these unique spins in one guise or another.
In this literacy-task, I invite you to reflect on classical pedagogy in concert with yourown education experience.
In other words, how do you see, say, Isocrates’s vision of a liberal arts education play
ingout or not playing out at UNG? Or, what connections can be made between yourexperience with music in elementary or middle school and how the Romans viewed theteaching or music? When evaluating your essay, I will be looking for the following:
Construct a clearly articulated main point
Reflect on and pull examples from your education experience
Point to specific words or passages in the class reading