What is scholastic?

  • (noun): A person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit.
    Synonyms: pedant, bookworm
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on scholastic:

Seton Home Study School - Method and Philosophy
... educational method is sometimes referred to as the Scholastic Method ... The term “Scholastic” can also refer to the philosophy and theology of the Middle Ages, especially that of St ... The Scholastic Method is an instruction based method primarily distinguished by its emphasis on the use of textbooks, which are designed to help the student, in the easiest possible way, grasp important ...

More definitions of "scholastic":

  • (noun): A Scholastic philosopher or theologian.
  • (adj): Of or relating to schools.
    Example: "Scholastic year"
  • (adj): Of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of scholasticism.
    Example: "Scholastic philosophy"

Famous quotes containing the word scholastic:

    The land is the appointed remedy for whatever is false and fantastic in our culture. The continent we inhabit is to be physic and food for our mind, as well as our body. The land, with its tranquilizing, sanative influences, is to repair the errors of a scholastic and traditional education, and bring us to just relations with men and things.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Whether the flower looks better in the nosegay than in the meadow where it grew and we had to wet our feet to get it! Is the scholastic air any advantage?
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)