Augustine

Augustine - 1 Arthur Landmesser Michael Mendoza ENLG 111...

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Arthur Landmesser Michael Mendoza 3/16/2008 – ENLG 111 Augustine’s Confessions Education could possibly be the most important tools in a person’s life . The way one has education presented to them completely shapes them into who they are because the things we learn get applied to the real world . Since education holds such significance in our lives, obviously debate on how to teach will always exist . The example-led techniques of education used by Socrates and forceful education presented to Augustine both in practice and theory are different but, if used correctly, are successful . Clearly, more than one-way of teaching exists, and more than one can be useful . Augustine was taught in school with threats of punishment, while Socrates made an effort to connect with the learner . Augustine did not feel like these threats were necessary or needed to aid in his education . He talks about how much more he likes Latin because he learned the skill without threat . He says, “I learned [Latin] without being forced by threats of punishment”(35) . Augustine feels that we learn better when we are in a free spirit of curiosity, which matches with the views of Socrates
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