Classical education may refer to:
- Modern educational practices and educational movements:
- An education in the Classics, especially in Ancient Greek and Latin
- Classical education movement, based on the trivium (grammar, logic, rhetoric) and quadrivium (astronomy, arithmetic, music and geometry)
- Classical Christian education, an application of the classical education movement with an emphasis on the Christian faith.
- Classical Islamic education see:
- Historical educational practices and values:
- Education in ancient GreecePrimary education
In classical terms, primary education was the trivium comprising grammar, logic, and rhetoric.Logic and rhetoric were often taught in part by the Socratic method, in which the teacher raises questions and the class discusses them. By controlling the pace, the teacher can keep the class very lively, yet disciplined.
Grammar consists of language skills such as reading and the mechanics of writing. An important goal of grammar is to acquire as many words and manage as many concepts as possible so as to be able to express and understand clearly concepts of varying degrees of
complexity. Classical education traditionally included study of Latin and Greek to reinforce understanding the workings of a languages, and allowing students to read the Classics of Western Civilization untranslated. In the modern renaissance of classical education, this period refers to the upper elementary school years
Controversy on Classical Education in the West
Irrelevance in 21st century "Reinventing the wheel"
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