David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Metaphilosophy 39 (4-5):656-665 (2008)
Abstract: St. Augustine's short treatise Instructing Beginners in Faith ( De Catechizandis Rudibus ) is one of his less well known works, but it provides some fascinating insights on pedagogy that are applicable to college teaching. For Augustine, education is best understood as a relationship of love, where teacher and learner function in a reciprocal system. If the teacher is enthusiastic, the students respond, drawing even more energy from the teacher. If the teacher is dull, or if the students are unresponsive, the learning environment spirals downward. Augustine's relational analysis allows him to diagnose and prescribe cures for some of the problems contemporary college and university teachers often encounter in their classrooms.
|Keywords||De Catechizandis Rudibus Augustine Instructing Beginners in Faith teaching|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Jack Formacarr (1984). True Horror Stories of Science, Medicine, and Research in American College Education. Abbe Publishers Association.
Stephen Maitzen* (1997). Diversity in the Classroom. Studies in Philosophy and Education 16 (3):293-302.
Max Malikow (2006). Teachers for Life: Advice and Methods Gathered Along the Way. Rowman & Littlefield Education.
John Cowan (2006). On Becoming an Innovative University Teacher: Reflection in Action. Society for Research Into Higher Education & Open University Press.
Trygve Bergem (1990). The Teacher As Moral Agent. Journal of Moral Education 19 (2):88-100.
John B. Bennett (1998). Collegial Professionalism: The Academy, Individualism, and the Common Good. Oryx Press.
Jana Mohr Lone (2011). Recent Texts in Pre-College Philosophy. Teaching Philosophy 34 (1):51-67.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads10 ( #142,220 of 1,096,954 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #164,383 of 1,096,954 )
How can I increase my downloads?