What is a Touchstones discussion?
Touchstones discussions are unique, open-ended, and designed to spark curiosity and active thinking.
They are part of structured program designed to build fundamental learning skills, including: improved listening, speaking, reasoning, comprehension, collaborative problem solving, and shared leadership in students of all ages and backgrounds. These skills emerge from structured activities integrated into our programs.
Touchstones programs require no preparation for participants and feature primary sources selected from works of philosophy, science, the social sciences, literature, history, mathematics, and art and edited for accessibility .
Every text offers themes to which all participants can relate.