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  1. Dedication Coming soon!
  2. Foreword Coming soon!
  1. 1 Background and relevance of Paideia
    1. 1.1Paideia overview
    2. 1.2The twelve Paideia principles
    3. 1.3The three columns of instruction
    4. 1.4Paideia in the 21st century
    5. 1.5Research to support Paideia
    6. 1.6Essential elements of the Paideia school
    7. 1.7Summary
  2. 2 Essentials of Paideia seminar
    1. 2.1Definition of Paideia Seminar
    2. 2.2Purpose
    3. 2.3Seminar objectives
    4. 2.4Types of seminar
    5. 2.5The Paideia Seminar cycle
    6. 2.6Summary
  3. 3 Planning and assessing seminars
    1. 3.1A seven-step seminar planning sequence
    2. 3.2Planning step 1: Identify objectives
    3. 3.3Planning step 2: Identify ideas and values
    4. 3.4Planning step 3: Select the text
    5. 3.5Paideia seminar text rubric
    6. 3.6Planning step 4: Develop seminar questions
    7. 3.7Types of seminar questions
    8. 3.8Planning step 5: Construct pre- and post-seminar content
    9. 3.9Planning step 6: Establish the pre- and post-seminar process
    10. 3.10Planning step 7: Reflection
    11. 3.11Summary
  4. 4 Facilitation and participation
    1. 4.1Facilitator responsibilities
    2. 4.2Participant responsibilities
    3. 4.3Strategies for coaching seminar participation
    4. 4.4Improving seminars over time
    5. 4.5Summary
  5. 5 Planning tools
    1. 5.1Planning documents
    2. 5.2Seminar plan form
    3. 5.3Paideia seminar text rubric
    4. 5.4Generic seminar questions
  6. 6 Assessment tools
    1. 6.1Using seminar assessment tools
    2. 6.2Seminar groundrules and checklist
    3. 6.3Seminar reflection guide
  7. 7 Sample texts and plans
    1. 7.1Sample text: Lavoisier's Elements of chemistry (1789)
    2. 7.2Sample text: Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I a woman"
    3. 7.3Sample text: Staircase problem
    4. 7.4Sample text from the Tao te Ching
    5. 7.5Sample text: Francis Bacon's "Of studies"
    6. 7.6Sample text: John Stuart Mill's "On the liberty of thought and discussion"
    7. Coming soon!
    8. 7.8Seminar plan: “How flowers changed the world”
    9. 7.9Seminar plan: "The Gettysburg address" (1863)
    10. 7.10Seminar plan: Sacrament of the Last Supper (1955)
    11. 7.11Seminar plan: Hamlet's soliloquy
    12. 7.12Math problem solving seminar generic plan
    13. 7.13Science experiment seminar generic plan
  1. Appendix A. The Gettysburg Address, 1863 Coming soon!
  2. Appendix B. Hamlet's Soliloquy (~1599) Coming soon!
  3. Appendix C. Bibliography Coming soon!
  4. Glossary