General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Humanist Texts on Education
Language English
Module lecturer prof. zw. dr hab. Piotr Urbański
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Professor
Faculty Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology
Semester 2023/2024 (winter)
Duration 15
USOS code 03-AP-HToE


Module aim (aims)

- to provide students with basic knowledge of early modern education principles- to provide students with basic knowledge of early modern educational practices- to teach students to understand the significance of the influence of early modern education on the modern education in the Western culture.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)


Humanist Educational Treatises The Renaissance Curriculum; Reading Latin authors in medieval and RenaissanceLuther and Melanchthon: The Reformation and Educational Change in Germany; Sturm and GymnasiumCriticism of Renaissance Education: MontaigneThe Jesuits and their Ratio StudiorumThe Rise of UniversitiesDebates about Education in the 16th and 17th centuries: Comenius, LockeEducational Ideas Before and After RousseauWomen’s Education in Early Modern Europe

Reading list

Main manual:Denis Lawton and Peter Gordon, A History of Western Educational Ideas, Woburn Press: London 2002.Further reading:Gutek, G.L., A History of the Western Educational Experience, New York 1994.Older but still valuable manuals:William Boyd. The History of Western Education, London 1947.Ellwood P. Cubberley, The History of Education: Educational Practice and Progress Considered as a Phase of the Development and Spread of Western Civilization, Houghton Mifflin Company 1920.Levi Seeley, History of Education, American Book Company 1899.