The following page about Classical Education School Curriculum is based on The Well-Trained Mind by Susan and Jessie Bauer.
In my previous post on “What is a Classical Education?”, I wrote about how a classical education
is synonymous to the obtaining a sort of sophisticated elegance, which will result in your possession of a intellectual self-confidence.
Elegant folks seem to prefer a liberal arts education, but for the select women who prefer to study and take on projects at her own pace, you can
read a classical education at home on your own!
After researching on methods to do this, I found this book The Well-Trained Mind to be very effective
in charting my own education.
Though written for parents who want to educate their children right from the beginning up until college, it provides an comprehensive list of resources for you to customize your study. I was spending so much time sifting through the right resources and trying to work out a program and schedule for myself before this book, and now I’m sailing right through.
It will surely be handy by the time I have children.
To quote Susan Bauer,
“In the classical curriculum, reading, writing, grammar, and math are the center of the curriculum. History
and science become more and more important as the child matures. Foreign languages are immensely valuable, but shouldn’t
crowd these basic skill areas. And music and art are wonderful when you can manage them.”
What Do You Study In Classical Education?
Subjects in a classical curriculum are
- Modern languages
Note: This list is not exhaustive.
In my own education, I spent lots of time on Science, Math, Grammar and Writing. I majored in both Science and Grammar all the way to postgraduate studies. I later enrolled for a term in Art after my graduate degree.
(P.s. Just in case anyone is wondering, I know my writing is not perfect, nor my best, but I wanted to write in a relaxed way, akin to blogging.)
I feel a strong lack in my education of Literature, History, Languages and Music. My father was a traditional and practical man, and felt it was important to focus in Science, Economics, Accounting and Finance. However, as the years went by, I found my interests tracing back to my favorite subjects at school.
So this time, I’m doing this classical education school curriculum for me. And you can too!
I foresee myself writing quite a lot on Classical Education and How it Relates to Elegance on these pages of elegantwoman.org. If you would like to be updated, subscribe to my ezine, blog or Facebook to be the first to know.
P.s. I’ve also started a Classical Education Blog (for random posts of inspiration) dedicated to further education of women. I don’t know yet how it will pan out but thought I’ll let you know anyway.