Condensed Volume 6 Book 1 Chapter 10 Section 2b Literature

II THE KNOWLEDGE OF MAN (b) LITERATURE EXCEPT in Form I [*age 6-9] the study of Literature goes pari passu [at an equal pace, hand in hand] with that of History. Fairy tales…delight Form IB [*age 6-7], and the little people re-tell these tales copiously, vividly, and with the astonishing exactness we may expect when we remember how seriously annoyed they are with the story-teller … Continue reading Condensed Volume 6 Book 1 Chapter 10 Section 2b Literature

A Philosophy of Education Volume 6 Book 1 Chapter 10 Section 2b

II THE KNOWLEDGE OF MAN (b) LITERATURE EXCEPT in Form I the study of Literature goes pari passu with that of History. Fairy tales, (Andersen or Grimm, for example), delight Form IB, and the little people re-tell these tales copiously, vividly, and with the astonishing exactness we may expect when we remember how seriously annoyed they are with the story-teller who alters a phrase or … Continue reading A Philosophy of Education Volume 6 Book 1 Chapter 10 Section 2b

Condensed Volume 6 Book 1 Chapter 10 Section 2a

THE KNOWLEDGE OF MAN (a) HISTORY I HAVE already spoken of history as a vital part of education… To us in particular who are living in one of the great epochs of history it is necessary to know something of what has gone before in order to think justly of what is occurring to-day. And, alas, this indifference to history is not confined to the … Continue reading Condensed Volume 6 Book 1 Chapter 10 Section 2a

A Philosophy of Education Volume 6 Chapter 10 Section 2a

THE KNOWLEDGE OF MAN (a) HISTORY I HAVE already spoken of history as a vital part of education and have cited the counsel of Montaigne that the teacher ‘shall by the help of histories inform himself of the worthiest minds that were in the best ages.’ To us in particular who are living in one of the great epochs of history it is necessary to … Continue reading A Philosophy of Education Volume 6 Chapter 10 Section 2a

Condensed Volume 6 Book 1 Chapter 10 Section 1

THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD Of the three sorts of knowledge proper to a child,—the knowledge of God, of man, and of the universe,-the knowledge of God ranks first in importance, is indispensable, and most happy-making. Mothers are on the whole more successful in communicating this knowledge than are teachers who know the children less well and have a narrower, poorer standard of measurement for their … Continue reading Condensed Volume 6 Book 1 Chapter 10 Section 1

A Philosophy of Education Volume 6 Book 1 Chapter 10 Section 1

THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD Of the three sorts of knowledge proper to a child,—the knowledge of God, of man, and of the universe,-the knowledge of God ranks first in importance, is indispensable, and most happy-making. Mothers are on the whole more successful in communicating this knowledge than are teachers who know the children less well and have a narrower, poorer standard of measurement for their … Continue reading A Philosophy of Education Volume 6 Book 1 Chapter 10 Section 1

High School Mondays

Living Education High School MondaysStarting January 9th, 2023 Real Estate and Property Ownership.   8:30-9:20. Beginning with a history of property ownership through source documents, why it is important to Americans, moving through basic concepts of property ownership – what is is, and how to keep and lose it, contracts, deeds, taxation, zoning – and finally, purchasing property with tips on what to look for and … Continue reading High School Mondays

Volume 6 Book 1 Chapter 10

 THE CURRICULUM           “We, believing that the normal child has powers of mind which fit him to deal with all knowledge proper to him, give him a full and generous curriculum, taking care only that all knowledge offered to him is vital, that is, that facts are not presented without their informing ideas. Out of this conception comes our principle that:—          “Education is the Science … Continue reading Volume 6 Book 1 Chapter 10

Volume 6 Book 1 Chapter 10

THE CURRICULUM[1]           “We, believing that the normal child has powers of mind which fit him to deal with all knowledge proper to him, give him a full and generous curriculum, taking care only that all knowledge offered to him is vital, that is, that facts are not presented without their informing ideas. Out of this conception comes our principle that:—          “Education is the Science … Continue reading Volume 6 Book 1 Chapter 10

Condensed Volume 6 Book 1 Chapter 9

 2.—THE WAY OF THE REASON           We should teach children, also, not to lean (too confidently) unto their own understanding because the function of reason is to give logical demonstration of (a) mathematical truth and (b) of initial ideas accepted by the will. In the former case reason is, perhaps, an infallible guide but in the latter is not always a safe one, for whether … Continue reading Condensed Volume 6 Book 1 Chapter 9