Does anyone follow the Classical Education method of education?
They have three stages. Am I understanding the jist of what they are?
Grammar - This stage of development is just basically the mind eagerly absorbing information - and is less analytical.
Logic - They start questioning and exloring more about the why of things and making more logical connections. There is less concrete and more abstract thinking taking place.
Rhetoric - They expand on the first to, and when they write and speak more so with "force and originality". They explore and cultivate more of their own interests, and paths in life.
I am curious to know if it matters if the grammar stage is covered when the kids are supposed to have entired the logic stage?
I bought Pandia Press for history and science. I didn't realize that they were in the classical style. I very much like the Classical education style. However, I bought level 1 - Ancient History, for example. That would be the grammar stage - and the next 3 in that level, are also of the grammar stage. My kids would be entering the "logical stage" this year (age wise).
My kids have never learned history or science (school didn't teach them these subjects).
I guess I am wondering how much this matters... are the stages age specific? are they flexible? Surely people have "jumped" into the the classical education and not started at the beginning. How is that typically handled?
Im not a diehard on classical education. Curious to know more though.
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