Lesson 5, Topic 3
- In the first lesson, you were asked to consider your initial impressions of whether and how much Plato has influenced you in your pedagogical theory and practice. Having considered Plato’s educational legacy, would you modify your initial response? In what way?
- Plato conceived of education, even formal education, as a lifelong process. In your opinion, is this concept of lifelong formal education an ideal one?
- Plato understood education to be primarily about cultivating people’s character, not about equipping them for specific occupational tasks or functions within society. Do you agree?
- Plato argued that a system of quality education is essential for the survival of society, not because of the economic benefits of education but because of its ability to form virtuous character. In theory, do you agree? In practice in our contemporary context, do you agree?