Tuesday, March 28, 2006
What is diligence? And why am I pondering it?
I was reading a blog today about homeschooling and how homeschooling consists of one part scholarship and five parts love. *
I was thinking about the scholarship bit.
How does this term "scholarship" fit with unschooling? I know radical unschoolers would say that children will learn diligence and scholarship via application to their interests and so in real life.
But what about learning diligence through something you don't particularly want to do - and then, through the application of diligence, finding out that you do enjoy the activity and find it worthwhile.
How important is this diligence, this one part scholarship?