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A Brief History of Classical Education

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  1. Lessons
    Lesson 1: Classical and Medieval Ideas of Leisure and Learning (Preview Content)
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    1 Quiz
  2. Lesson 2: The History of American Education (Preview Content)
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    1 Quiz
  3. Lesson 3: Education in the Medieval World
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    1 Quiz
  4. Lesson 4: The History of Ancient Education
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    1 Quiz
  5. Lesson 5: Leisure and the Beautiful
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    1 Quiz
  6. Lesson 6: Aristotle and Classical Education
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    1 Quiz
  7. Lesson 7: Aristotle and Classical Education—Continued
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    1 Quiz
  8. Lesson 8: Aristotle and Classical Education—Continued
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    1 Quiz
  9. Lesson 9: Plato and Classical Education
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  10. Lesson 10: Plato and Classical Education—Continued
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  11. Lesson 11: Summary and Conclusion
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  12. Discussions
    Discussion 1: Scholé (Leisure) and Classical Education
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  13. Discussion 2: The True, Good, and Beautiful in Classical Education
  14. Discussion 3: American and Classical Education Compared
  15. Discussion 4: Vocational Training and Classical Education
    1 Quiz
  16. Discussion 5: Classical Education and the "Yearning for Being"
  17. Discussion 6: Univ. of Dallas Grad Program for Classical Teachers
  18. End of Course Test
    End of Course Test: Brief History of Classical Education
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  • Dr. Matthew Post addresses the “problem of the poets” and how anyone can invent a cosmology and in turn invent a world for those who are persuaded by it.  As a classical educator, how do you confront this problem?
  • Socrates had a way of provoking a person to reveal something about themselves, and then criticizing in an abstract way to get the person to see how they think something is wrong. How might this help you to turn a student toward the true, the good and the beautiful?
  • Discuss how ambition turns the healthy city into a feverish city.
  • How should an ambitious person be educated?
  • What advantage does the bronze-souled person have over the gold-souled person? Discuss the three kinds of human beings and the parts of the soul represented by these kinds.  Discuss why it is important to not become too dogmatic with the application of these types.