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GK4116   Greeks on Education

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Available to General Degree students with the permission of the Honours Adviser

Planned timetable: TBC

The debate about education in one of the most exciting periods of ancient Athenian history. Can education make you a better person? Could education make you a worse person? What form should a good education take? We shall consider how different Athenian intellectuals conceived of the challenge posed by sophistry, how they tried to distance their own teaching from sophistry, and how they looked within and beyond Athenian culture for models of good (and bad) education. We shall also examine their discussions of whether education can deliver the advantages promised by some educators and their different conceptions of the connection between education and political leadership.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): 40 credits from GK2001, GK2002, GK2003, GK2004, including one pass at 11 or better, or a pass in GK3022, or evidence of equivalent linguistic achievement.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 hours of lectures and seminars.

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 278

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 40%, Unseen test = 15%, Coursework = 45%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 55%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 45%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr A G Long
Module teaching staff: Dr A Long