Welcome to The Classical Homeschool Podcast. At the Classical Homeschool Podcast, our heart is to take on the work of wrestling through the, sometimes difficult and philosophical, ideas presented throughout the classical education movement and bring them down to earth, specifically and practically for the classical homeschooling mom.
In this episode, we are discussing David Hicks' definition of classical education on page 18, "Classical Education is not, preeminently, of a specific time or place. It stands instead for a spirit of inquiry and a form of instruction concerned with the development of style through language and of conscience through myth. The key word here is inquiry.”
The "spirit of inquiry" calls us to evaluate the level of curiosity we have and how we cultivate curiosity with the environment around us. We talk about how our children have helped us to revive our wonder reconnecting us with the foundations of wisdom. The liberal arts help us to engage our wonder and curiosity in order to perceive the good, the True, and the beautiful. The "forms of instruction" help us to develop our perceptions to the order that God has commanded as well as being able to communicate in the language and mathematics to our fellow man.
Towards the end we get to the practical points about how we are engaging in the spirit of inquiry and forms of instruction in our homeschools. Enjoy the show!