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(Last updated May 2013)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Weekend Reading - Free Charlotte Mason Audios

Okay, so this isn't really "reading" as such (although I'll list some links for some background reading at the end of the post).

Charlotte Mason was a 19th century educator who encouraged a style of teaching that includes composer study, learning multiple languages, reading living books ("classics," we often call them), learning from art, and spending plenty of time in nature study.

Here are free audios of lectures and keynote presentations from Childlight USA's Charlotte Mason conferences. The lecture on "Knowing what knowers know" (on page 2 of the downloads, I believe) was one I found particularly helpful when thinking about the "assessment" component of writing my exemption application! Note that there are 4 pages of links available.

Thanks to the Freely Educate Blog for the links.

For more about Charlotte Mason and information about home education with a Charlotte Mason flavour, check out some of these links:

Simply Charlotte Mason

Charlotte Mason in a Nutshell

This week's Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival, hosted by Our Journey Westward (a blog carnival is a blog post which links to a whole pile of other blogs all posting on a related theme - in this case, on how they express Charlotte Mason style home education in their homes. Warning - blog carnivals are addictive and can cause major loss of hours of your time!)

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