Saturday, April 19, 2014

A Master Thought

My musings while reading Home Education chapter 15 ("A Master Thought"):

Education is the values we model for our children through our actions.

Curriculum is chosen, not because it teaches certain skills or certain facts, but based on what a child can learn from it about beauty, truth, goodness.

Education includes a wide variety of subjects.

Faith and science can coexist.

A theory is not a fact. A theory is based on evidence, and as new evidence is found, theories change. By studying science in historical context, as well as in current events about science, one can see this truth over and over.

Children are fed a "diet of great ideas."

Education is the science of relations. (Fed a diet of great ideas, children will form connections between these ideas.)

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