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ED 6000 Philosophical Foundations in Education

Beginning Questions
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2-3 sentence responses
foundation of your philosophy paper
reflects your current stance/belief
30 minutes
keep a copy for your final personal philosophy paper

Scriptural Focus Deut. 6:1-9
"Now this is the commandment, the statutes and the judgments which the LORD your God has commanded me to teach you, that you might do them in the land where you are going over to possess it, so that you and your son and your grandson might fear the LORD your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged.

Scriptural Focus Deut. 6:1-9
Israel, you should listen and be careful to do it, that it may be well with you and that you may multiply greatly, just as the LORD, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey. Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one!

Scriptural Focus Deut. 6:1-9
You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.

Scriptural Focus Deut. 6:1-9

You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

A HISTORY OF WESTERN EDUCATION

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Big Ideas:
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What are the enduring principles that have stood the test of time? To what extent are the principles being applied in today s classrooms? List the big ideas that you have experienced in today s classrooms and or those that should, from your perspective, be a part of current educational practice.

A HISTORY OF WESTERN EDUCATION

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Hebrews
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longest recorded western history
teaching of religion and moral training

A HISTORY OF WESTERN EDUCATION
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Greeks
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city-state
civilization based on slavery
achieve elegant leisure
dignity of the citizen
letters, music, gymnastics
conscripted military service

A HISTORY OF WESTERN EDUCATION
Romans
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patricians, plebeians, freed men and slaves
piety, courage, honesty, dignity, sobriety

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Christian
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change of heart
attain peace and growth in body, mind, and spirit
underground schools

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A HISTORY OF WESTERN EDUCATION
Renaissance (New Birth)
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Seven Liberal arts
!   trivium: grammar, rhetoric, and dialectic or logic
!   quadrivium: arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music Renaissance Man da Vinci
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A HISTORY OF WESTERN EDUCATION
Reformation (1500-1750)
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educated class advocated reform
Germany-moral indignation
England-remove wealth from the church
Geneva-strictly theologicals
England became largely Protestant
back to the basics grammar/spelling
Inquisition court of heresy
Heliocentrism (Copernicus)

A HISTORY OF WESTERN EDUCATION
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Jan Amos Comenius (1592-1627)
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!   Orbis Pictus 1653-54 - the first picture book for school children

A HISTORY OF WESTERN EDUCATION
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The purpose of education is that which every gentleman desires for his sons, virtue, wisdom, breeding and learning. I place virtue as the first and most necessary. I put learning last, especially if I tell you I think it the least part. Some Thoughts Concerning Education, p.147.

John Locke (1632-1704)

A HISTORY OF WESTERN EDUCATION
John Locke (1632-1704)
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Tabula Rasa
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