Before homeschooling my children, my educational experience was limited to how I was taught, which I would generally characterize as traditional. I grew up attending a private, Christian school and later graduated from a Bible university with degrees in social work and Bible. I had no experience and very little information regarding classical education. When I attended an information meeting for Classical Conversations, I was just beginning my journey into understanding classical education. The first thing I noticed was that I did not understand the terminology! Whenever a CC representative tried to explain how the program worked, I found myself lost in translation. Maybe you have found yourself in the same predicament? Today I aim to offer definitions for some terms commonly used in classical education. I hope it helps!
Note: I have chosen to organize the terms in order of topic development rather than alphabetically, like a typical glossary.