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MEDIEVAL AND ENLIGHTENMENT EDUCATION1A Look at Medieval and Enlightenment EducationJennifer LittenEDUC 703Liberty University 2/28/2020
MEDIEVAL AND ENLIGHTENMENT EDUCATION2AbstractThroughout history philosophies of education has change and, in some eras, evolved. Looking back on the Medieval era in education it is important to note that during this time only those whowere high-ranking members of society could afford to send their students to school. Theses schools were run by priests and were largely based around religion. Until John Knox came along and demanded that all students no matter what rank in society receive at least a basic education. This way they can learn to read and understand the bible on their own. As we progress along intothe Enlightenment era, we move away from the religion-based education and more towards a scientific based education. Many philosophers still believed in someone who created the world, however they also believed that once it was created it was then left to run itself.
MEDIEVAL AND ENLIGHTENMENT EDUCATION3A Look at Medieval and Enlightenment EducationThroughout history philosophers have had a major impact on what and how students through the years learn. When looking back through the different eras of education you will find that they are shaped by the popular worldviews of the time. You will also see how even through the individual era’s philosophers have changed how and what is taught. In the Medieval time they believe that if you do not have a high-ranking status in society that you don’t need or get an education. Then notice how that worldview starts to shift as the era progresses. During the Enlightenment era they completely move away from any religious aspects and cling very tightly to all thing’s science. Medieval EraDuring the medieval ear there was a lot of political and economic destabilization, which was caused by the fall of Rome (Gutek, 2011, p. 82). During this time the Roman Catholic Church become one of the prominent and most powerful institutions (Gutek, 2011, p. 82). As the church evolved in the Middle Ages a concept was established saying “That not everything or everybody are equal” (Gutek, 2011, p. 83). Meaning that if you were not considered a high-ranking member of society that your thoughts and ideas generally didn’t get heard or matter. Which became no surprise that they then inserted themselves into education, and that not everyone was able to attend these schools. In the school’s students were generally taught by the

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