Commonplacing does not need to be fussy or fancy or flawless. It is a historic practice, done in a variety of ways, to help readers think more deeply and clearly and not just let the words pass over them. It is a time-tested and time-honored way to weave learning into real life.
In this workshop, we’ll walk you through our own various commonplace methods over the years, talk about how we’ve changed and adapted, and our top recommendations for getting started.
This series of three lectures will help mother-educators better understand the project they have undertaken, allowing them to fulfill their responsibilities with understanding and wisdom.
Session 1 – What is education? What does it mean to be educated? Why is it necessary for human beings, not just for the modern world but for all time and in all cultures?
Session 2 – What is classical education? Building upon the first session, we will investigate how classical models are the best answer to the problems of human sin and ignorance, and how modern educational theories systematically ignore these realities.
Session 3 – What is Christian education? Finally, we will examine some basic questions regarding the relationship between faith and educational philosophy. Expanding on our discussion from sessions 1 and 2, we will look at how classical education and Christian education might be harmonious but not identical.
Access is included in the Sophie level of Sistership.