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Medieval education in Europe: Schools & Universities - 0 views

  • It is estimated that by 1330, only 5% of the total population of Europe received any sort of education
  • Even then education, as we understand it, was not accessible or even desired by everyone. Schools were mostly only accessible to the sons of high lords of the land.
  • In most kingdoms in Europe, education was overseen by the church.
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  • The very fact that the curriculum was structured by the church gave it the ability to mould the students to follow its doctrine
  • Unofficially, education started from a very young age. This sort of early education depended on the feudal class of the child’s parents
  • Even the children of serfs would be taught the skills needed to survive by their parents. The boys would be taken out into the fields to observe and to help their parents with easy tasks, while the girls would work with the animals at home, in the vegetable garden with their mothers, or watch them weave.
  • Children of craftsmen and merchants were educated from a very young age in the trade of their fathers. Trade secrets rarely left a family and they had to be taught and understood by all male (and unusually, female) heirs, in order to continue the family legacy.
  • Young boys of noble birth would learn how to hunt and swing a weapon, while the young ladies of nobility would learn how to cook
  • The main subject of study in those schools was Latin (reading and writing). In addition to this, students were also taught rhetoric – the art of public speaking and persuasion – which was a very useful tool for both men of the cloth and nobles alike.
  • Lessons frequently started at sunrise and finished at sunset
  • University education, across the whole of the continent, was a luxury to which only the wealthiest and brightest could ever aspire
  • Since the creation of the first university in 1088
  • Students attended the Medieval University at different ages, ranging from 14 (if they were attending Oxford or Paris to study the Arts) to their 30s (if they were studying Law in Bologna)
  • The dynamic between students and teachers in a medieval university was significantly different from today. In the University of Bologna students hired and fired teachers by consensus. The students also bargained as a collective regarding fees, and threatened teachers with strikes if their demands were not met
  • A Master of Arts degree in the medieval education system would have taken six years; a Bachelor of Arts degree would be awarded after completing the third or fourth year. By “Arts” the degree was referring to the seven liberal arts – arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, music theory, grammar, logic, and rhetoric
  • The sons of the peasants could only be educated if the lord of the manor had given his permission
  • Any family caught having a son educated without permission was heavily fined
  • Historians today believe that this policy was another way in which authority figures attempted to control the peasants, since an educated peasant/villein might prove to question the way things were done and upset the balance of power which kept the nobles strong.
  • Students held the legal status of clerics which, according to the Canon Law, could not be held by women; women were therefore not admitted into universities.
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    This explains the importance of education and how each group got an education.
Garth Holman

Medieval Life | HistoryOnTheNet - 1 views

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    Overview of the Middle Ages.
Daniel M.

Roman Education - 0 views

  • Boys were beaten for the slightest offence as a belief existed that a boy would learn correctly and accurately if he feared being caned if he got something wrong
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      This would be illegal today.
Garth Holman

Free Online Grammar Check, Spelling, and More | PaperRater - 0 views

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    Helps kids see if their paper contains plagiarized text before they turn it in. 
jyslain

Spanish Inquisition: 1478-1834 - 1 views

  • The Spanish Inquisition was used for both political and religious reasons. Spain is a nation-state that was born out of religious struggle between numerous different belief systems including Catholicism, Islam, Protestantism and Judaism.
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    A website on the Spanish Inquisition.
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    A website describing the spanish inquisition.
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    This is a great source for more detail on the inquisition. 
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    This describes why the inquisition was started and how it had an effect
Garth Holman

QR Code Treasure Hunt Generator from classtools.net - 0 views

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    create questions, get code, display code and you have a treasure hunt. 
maria p

21st Century Skills In Education - YouTube - 0 views

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    Found this
Garth Holman

EDU - YouTube - 0 views

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    Youtube for schools. Filters many things out. 
Zoe K

Ancient Greece - The British Museum - 1 views

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      Shows you artifacts of Ancient Greece
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      Tells about the things on the left.
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      nice place to start
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      covers many topics(see below)
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    The greeks had a big community.
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    about ancient greece
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