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1 St. Thomas Aquinas
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3 A goal in modern times… We need to develop students’ thinking skills and help them to reason things out. If we can just help them to learn to think, they will be able to learn on their own. I.e., develop the student’s intellect.
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4 Contribution to Educational Thought Theologian University professor Synthesis of faith and reason The Scholastic Method: lecturing, discussion, disputed questions.
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5 Philosophy of Education Human nature: intellect and free will endowed by God. Intellect => to know; free will => to choose. Education: help students develop intellectual abilities and form character, by using their power of choice well. Accustom students to acting virtuously; develop habits through exercising free action.
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6 Philosophy of Education Teaching: Assisting someone else to come to know or understand something that the teacher knows. Helping the student discover, using the natural cognitive and reasoning powers, the
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Unformatted text preview: truths that the teacher knows. The teacher helps the students to actualize their potentialities. 7 Philosophy of Education Purpose of education: lifes purposeto get to heaven. To discover the good and the true in order to make good choices, live a good life, and thus gain heaven. Teaches the art of inquiry; achieve their own good, happiness; family, school, and the political community work together. 8 Daily schedule, college student P. 95 Compare it with the typical daily schedule of the college student today. How many hours did they study daily? Note any differences between the two, and Theorize on the reasons for the differences. 9 99 96 96 91 90 90 89 89 87 87 85 84 82 81 77 75 75 75 67 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 90+: 6 80+: 8 70+: 4 60+: 1 <60: 0 Total: 19...
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2011 for the course EDU 341 taught by Professor Zaho during the Spring '11 term at Moraine Valley Community College.

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