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the Thomas More Institute


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Our Approach

The Thomas More Institute fosters the Socratic Method that promotes shared inquiry in small group settings of students of different ages and backgrounds and facilitates open-ended discussions. In our approach, learning is cooperative rather than competitive. It requires active participation and respectful listening.

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Community Life

Curiosity, respect, inclusiveness, openness, collegiality, sharing one discussion. These are the values that we practice at TMI and in our communications. Our courses foster intimacy and connection among groups of 15 to 18 students. In addition to courses, we host book events, lectures, and celebrations for our community.

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Our History

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The Thomas More Institute has been providing adults with stimulating lifelong learning opportunities since 1945. A secular and non-profit academic institution, TMI offers an ever-evolving choice of university-level courses in the liberal arts. In addition, its affiliation with Bishop’s University provides students the option of earning a Bachelor of Arts degree.

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Who Was Thomas More?

Thomas More (1478-1535) was one of the great Humanist scholars of the Renaissance. He contributed significantly to that critical shift from the medieval to the modern world by articulating and promoting, for men and women alike, a new conception of education based upon the priority of open inquiry and critical thought.

 

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