This stage is the based on concrete learning. In Bloom’s taxonomy, this is considered to be the base of the learning pyramid. In this stage, rote memorization is the emphasis. Many public school systems call this “kill and drill.” The idea is for kids to learn the vocabulary, rules, and basics first. This level is recommended for the elementary ages of children.
During this stage, children are taught Art, Bible, Geography, History, Literature, Math, Music, Oratory, Science, and Writing.
Also considered to be the analytical thinking and understanding stage, this is recommended for the middle school age kids.
The student learns to reason and to string isolated ideas together.
During this stage, students are taught more in-depth concepts in Art, Bible, History, Literature, Math, Music, Oratory, Science, and Writing. Language, Logic, and Government are introduced at this time.
This is where abstract thinking and self-expression come in. It is recommended for the high school years.
During this stage, students take all that they have learned and develop the ability to apply that knowledge to abstract ideas. Rhetoric and Philosophy are added to the studies while Government and Logic receive less concentration.