Week 1 Content/Pioneers and Philosophies of Education

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Directions:

  • Respond to each item. Each response should be concise and between 23 paragraphs in length.

  • Use MS Word to write your responses, and submit your answers to all three questions in one Word document.

  • Copy and paste each question within the document, so that your Instructor can see which question you are responding to.

 

  1. The Socratic method, named after Socrates but originated by Plato thousands of years ago, is still being used by teachers in classrooms around the world. In your own words, summarize the Socratic method and provide at least one example of how it can be used to further learning and encourage critical thinking.

  2. Both Socrates and Plato took a stand in the debate regarding the benefits of a general education versus the benefits of a technical education. Summarize this debate and explain whether you agree or disagree with these two philosophers and why.

  3. This week, you have been studying classical thinking with regard to education, particularly the thoughts and viewpoints of Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato. Choose three views held by either Aristotle or Plato, and explain whether you agree or disagree with each one and why.

 

 

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