The Scholé House offers online courses in the humanities and theology for secondary and adult students. Courses are focused on rich content around which students and teacher can gather in curiosity, humility, and a desire to grow in love and knowledge.
Scholé (pronounced skoh-LAY) is a learning philosophy within the tradition of classical education. Scholé prizes delight-filled, focused time to learn and grow. Scholé rejects rushed, high-stakes and shallow studies in favour of restful, deep, and attentive learning. Scholé is committed to seeking truth, goodness, and beauty and the study of the liberal arts and great books.
See below for class descriptions and registration links
All classes are available to take live or self-paced. Self-paced classes are recordings of the live sessions, allowing the students to view on their own time. Because classes are discussion based, students choosing the self-paced option will have access to a class forum where they can participate in asynchronous discussion threads. Students choosing to take a live class will also have access to recordings and discussion threads.
Because classes are highly-interactive, students are required to turn on their videos for the duration of the class and function as full participants in class. Students should have access to a computer or laptop (rather than a phone) with a quality camera and microphone for Zoom access. In case of circumstances in which a student cannot attend a class, please notify the instructor before missing class.
Literature of C.S. Lewis
Live on Wednesdays from 1:30 – 2:20 AEST, beginning August 11 for 12 weeks. Self-paced option available.
$120 AUD per student
Enrolment Closes 4 August
C.S. Lewis is one of the most prolific and well-regarded writers of the 20th century. With writings ranging from fiction, children’s literature, fantasy, science fiction, criticism, theology, and apologetics, Lewis offers a literary and intellectual feast. In this course we will read and discuss several of his major works along with a few essays, considering specifically the themes of desire (or Sehnsucht), imagination, and objective truth v. relativism that run throughout his writings.
Introduction to Biblical Poetry
Live on Wednesdays from 2:30 – 3:20 AEST, beginning August 11 for 6 weeks. Self-paced option available.
$60 AUD per student
Enrolment closes 4 August
While many Christians focus on the Bible as the primary way to know God and his law, the Bible is also a work of art, recognised to be a literary masterpiece of the ancient world. One of the main genres of the Bible’s literature is poetry—some estimate that over one third of our Bibles are poetry. This course will offer an introduction to the genre of biblical poetry, seeking to understand its structure and function, and exploring its use of metaphor and wit.
Introduction to Biblical Narrative
Live on Wednesdays from 2:30 – 3:20 AEST, beginning October 6 for 6 weeks. Self-paced option available.
$60 AUD per student
While many Christians focus on the Bible as the primary way to know God and his law, the Bible is also a work of art, recognised to be a literary masterpiece of the ancient world. Yet when modern readers come to biblical narrative, our literary expectations can hinder our appreciation of the biblical author’s crafting of stories and scenes. This course will offer an introduction to the genre of biblical narratives, seeking to understand its techniques and common features.
Syllabus – coming soon!
Registration Form- coming soon!