Like I mentioned in an earlier post I am doing an investigation into the different approaches to homeschooling/ education. I thought I would start with the classical approach.
Some think that this method of education grew in popularity during the middle ages. It’s roots are tracked back to Socrates, Aristotle, and Greek culture. The goal of this method is to teach people to learn for themselves.
The belief is that before the age of 10 students should learn basics – reading and writing and that instructors should read to them a great deal. These years are focused on developing a foundation for later learning. At age 10 they are developmentally ready for what is known as the Trivium. Learning is centered around composition, grammar, math, Latin, and Greek.
Check out this blog for more information on classical education.
Also here is a popular book for classical education.