The Society for Philosophical Inquiry
Scala’s funding enables PTS students to assemble weekly for either formal philosophy presentations or informal socializations at local eateries, with the aim of fostering philosophical rigor and open discourse for intellectual, spiritual, and personal edification.
Love of Learning Reading Groups
From June through December 2021, Scala sponsored Love of Learning reading groups by supplying free copies of The Love of Learning to reading groups of groups of teachers at classical schools and discussion groups, homeschooling parents, student groups and college faculty.
Scala supplied 33 copies to Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee, which adopted The Love of Learning as its official faculty development reading for Fall 2021. Professor Mooney Suarez was also invited to lead a professional development day for teachers in New Jersey, based on The Love of Learning. Several schools have distributed the books to their teachers and invited Scala personnel to support its implementation, such as the Koinonia Academy in New Jersey, a pre-K-12 Catholic school that recently adopted a classical liberal arts curriculum and pedagogy.
What is a Reading Group?
Scala reading groups foster in-depth discussion around a central theme or text. Scala participants or alumni lead these groups, with guidance and participation from Scala personnel and faculty advisors. Reading groups have been hosted in Princeton and on other campuses, as well as online. Please contact us if you wish to participate or start a reading group through Scala.
“The Scala events which I attended have exposed me to interesting people whose lives and ideas have been good food for thought as I consider my own life.”
— Mark H., Princeton Theological Seminary graduate
“There is another layer of intentionality added when we meet not in the usual spots on campus, such as the classroom or the dining hall, but in a professor’s home. This intentionality is contagious, for it removes us just far enough from the average environment of our daily interactions at the seminary to a new space that becomes marked for the purpose of our time spent together as a cohort.”
— Kayla P., Princeton Theological Seminary graduate
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