Since our understanding of child development is in some senses always changing because of recent discoveries and research, it is important to integrate this new knowledge with our educational philosophy and practices and to assess it from a biblical worldview. As the designer of this course, Dr. Jack Beckman, writes, “The central focus of this course is to integrate the philosophy and model of Charlotte Mason (1842-1923) with current research into learning and child development.” We aim for such a study to help educators better understand Mason’s and others’ philosophies of education and so ultimately teach and guide their students toward truth in an informed, nuanced, and respectful way. Read more.
You’ll receive the downloadable course guide upon registration. In it you’ll find the list of resources needed, weekly assignments, narration questions, readings, assessment instructions, and more. Though local requirements differ, we hope many can also use this course toward Professional Development hours or Continuing Education Credits. However, our primary aim is to equip and encourage you as a Mason educator, whatever your context.