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Plato: The Great Philosopher-Educator
LessonsLesson 1: Plato's Biography & Historical Context (Preview Content)4 Topics|1 Quiz
Lesson 2: Plato's Educational Context4 Topics|1 Quiz
Lesson 3: The Nature and Purpose of Education4 Topics|1 Quiz
Lesson 4: Plato's Model of Education3 Topics|1 Quiz
Lesson 5: Plato's Legacy and Relevance3 Topics|1 Quiz
Lesson 6: Closing Thoughts1 Quiz
End of Course TestEnd of Course Test: Plato1 Quiz
Lesson 3, Topic 3
- What are some ways in which Plato’s educational thought reflects or is a response to the historical context within which he was working?
- Summarize Plato’s views of the purpose of education. How are these views the same or different from contemporary conceptions of education?
- According to Plato, why is it essential that education be concerned with students’ moral formation and not merely their acquisition of knowledge?
- Plato purported that subjects be chosen based on their ability to turn the soul toward goodness and truth. Do you agree?
- Plato argued that cultivating the whole person—the body and the mind—is essential in education. Do you agree?
- Summarize the following theories of Plato’s: the forms, recollection, and conversion. What aspects of Plato’s theory of knowledge are useful for educators to consider? Why?
- What aspects of Plato’s theory of knowledge are reflected in Christian thinking?