Charlotte Mason's educational philosophy has had a marked influence on the design of our curriculum, especially in the foundational and intermediate levels (primary school).
She advocated a generous curriculum with many subjects and many books thereby allowing the child to make associations between a variety of topics.
CM advocated we,
For this reason, Love2Learn offers a host of additional subjects and enrichment that extends way past the confines of mainstream schooling; e.g. Critical Thinking, STEM, Computing, Latin etc. (You will find more information under How To Choose Your Subjects. (link)
2. Expose Children To "Living" Books
We believe there is nothing more effective at dampening a love of learning, than using dry, dull and lifeless, black and white textbooks!
At Love2Learn, we strongly advocate the use of "living" books; and the elimination - wherever possible - of dull, lifeless textbooks and endless worksheets.
3. Develop In Children A Life-Long Love Of Learning
With Love2Learn’s subject offering, not only will you be able to maintain a high academic standard, but you will be able to offer a far broader, richer and varied education than your child is likely to ever receive at a conventional school.
4. Create Thinking Adults With A Strong Moral Base
And Upright Character
A Classical Education is a process of training the mind, focusing on the incorporation of Latin, Greek, Mathematics, History, Geography and Classical Writing, Sciences, Music and Art. Critical thinking and the conscious and purposeful development of logic is its banner supported by an extraordinary foundation in language and expression. A classically trained student should have mastered the skill of speaking eloquently and writing in vigorous English.
The structure of Classical Education is loosely divided into three stages:
1. The Grammar Stage Grades 0 - 6
2. The Dialectic Stage Grades 7 - 9
3. The Rhetoric Stage Grades 10 - 12
Educating classically according to these three stages is known as the Trivium and develops a high degree of mental dexterity, well-honed reasoning ability and impressive language skills..
As mentioned above, Love2Learn has borrowed elements from Classical Education, which has specific emphasis in the Senior Phase (Grade 7 onwards).
5. Equip Children With 21st Century Skills
In education circles, the current buzz-word is
For close on a decade now, we have been offering resources as both “enrichment” as well as fully-fledged subjects, which address most - if not ALL of these so-called 21st Century Skills. and a lot of attention is being given to trying to equip students to acquire these skills.
What are these so-called “21st Century Skills”?
Broadly speaking, they constitute the following:
It is important to recognise, that 21st Century Skills don’t replace academic learning goals.