E11: Education in Antiquity Pt. 2: A conversation with Dr. Jason Rheins
Dr. Jason Rheins, historian and philosopher, joins us to discuss ancient Greek education during the Socratic Era. Listen to learn about the ancient Greek approach to mathematics, moral edification's role in ancient education, and more. Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or the Simplecast webplayer!
Dr. Rheins is a Montessorium Senior Research Fellow; you can find more of his work in our History of Education initiative.
Dr. Jason Rheins
Dr. Jason G. Rheins is a scholar of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. In 2003 he received his BA with honors in Philosophy and Classical Studies from Stanford University. In 2010 he earned his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught or held professorships at the University of Pennsylvania, Swarthmore College, UNC Chapel Hill, St. John’s University, and Loyola University Chicago. He has published articles and book chapters on the history of philosophy, the philosophy of science, and metaphysics. He is currently completing a monograph on Plato’s theology.
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E10: Becoming a Montessori Educator: A conversation with Louise Livingston
Louise Livingston, an AMI Montessori Trainer at the Maria Montessori Institute joins Ray Girn and Matt Bateman for a discussion about the distinct virtues and mindsets required to become a Montessori educator.
What is the role of the Montessori educator? How is it different from how we might conceive of a teacher and other approaches? What is technology's role in these questions?
Spartan Education: Part I
Sparta's education system was unlike that of any other city in Ancient Greece: it was public, organized around military virtue, and totalitarian. The first in a series, looking specifically at passages from Tyrtaeus and Xenophon.
Moral Education in Early Plato
In these passages, we examine excerpts from several of Plato’s most important early dialogues, which concern the topic of whether and by whom virtue can be taught.
Education Without Edification: Some Reflections on Ethics
Matt Bateman has just completed the first run of our course on the history of education, and I had the pleasure of assisting him by providing research on the history of pre-modern education. One of the most striking features of education in earlier eras and in ancient education particularly, is the absolute centrality of moral training to the goals of pedagogy.