by Martin Cothran
From my new article, “How to Teach Logic” in the Late Summer edition of the Classical Teacher:
When should students begin to learn logic? The answer, of course, is: “When they are ready.” This can happen as early as seventh grade. It is at this age (about 12-13) that many children begin to seriously think about the reasons for things. They are no longer satisfied with the concrete, but are beginning to understand and appreciate abstract ideas.
Logic is systematic and orderly. If a subject should be studied according to its inherent nature, and the inherent nature of logic is orderly, then it doesn’t take a great logician to conclude that that’s the way it should be studied.
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