Classical Education for Psychology Students #1: Skilling Beyond Vocation

I've an avid interest in developing my classical education knowledge. skills, and competencies because they are so relevant to the professional domain of psychology: critical reading, thinking, writing, and argumentation; paying attention to minute details; identifying patterns and considering logical explanations for them; and disciplined due diligence (check, check, check...cite, cite, cite). With this in mind, my first chance of some 'time out' during moving madness, I tuned into the Victor Davis Hanson interview ("distinguished classicist and historian") via Cana Academy on the yttube.


The interview was a wealth of knowledge, inspiration, and direction. Hanson characterises the term classical as, pertaining to that which is enduring, long-lasting, and relevant across time and context. He shares that a classical education provides a framework of reference (i.e., a lens) complementary to any vocational path. Cultivating open-mindedness to consideration of different perspectives on a topic is a graduate attribute for any Australian graduate (e.g., "Teamwork: Ability to apply skills in different contexts", Oliver & de St Jorre, 2018, p. 830). As is being adaptable and agile, fitness for purpose (Oliver & de St Jorre, 208) in the face of rapid changes, be they due to personal challenges, tech developments, shifting geo-political landscapes, or natural phenomenon. Hanson emphasises the classical education frame of reference as providing a model of How To Think Something Through. Once we've mastered this model, it can make adoption of other dissimilar models more straightforward (e.g., those not foundational to western culture). Also, that classical education is the capacity fo