This course presents a pithy introduction and overview of ancient and medieval education, tracing the roots and genesis of the classical tradition of education. Dr. Post is a precise and clear teacher who does a superb job of summarizing and capturing the essence of important thinkers like Plato, Aristotle, and Augustine and their contributions to the classical tradition of education. This course is a fundamental course for any teacher wishing to understand how the classical tradition of education started and grew.
Teachers taking this course will also enjoy hearing Dr. Post’s insights and passion for education in the recorded conversations with Dr. Christopher Perrin.
Dr. Matthew Post is the assistant dean of the Braniff Graduate School (University of Dallas) and directs the master of arts in humanities with a classical education concentration. Dr. Post has training and expertise in the liberal arts, philosophy, and political philosophy. He has taught courses on the ancient world, Plato, Augustine, political thought and philosophy, and the history of philosophy. Dr. Post is an ardent advocate of the renewal of classical education and works with classical schools and educators throughout the US.
In order learn more about earning a certificate for this course, please visit our FAQ page and scroll down to the “How do I Obtain a Course Certificate?” section. By taking the course for certification credit, you will also be on your way to obtaining a Level 2 certificate.