Spielend lernen. Spiel und Spielen in der mittelalterlichen Bildung

Caflisch, Sophie (2018). Spielend lernen. Spiel und Spielen in der mittelalterlichen Bildung. Voträge und Forschungen Sonderband: Vol. 58. Ostfildern: Thorbecke Verlag

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This study shows that play and games were much more significant in medieval education than previously assumed. Teachers in monasteries and cathedral schools as well as teachers entrusted with the education of young princes and princesses agreed that physical play was vital for the physical health of their pupils. To a certain degree, this also applied to the training of young scholars at the universities. They were admonished not to exaggerate their game sessions and to choose right and honest games. Not only physical but also moral and scientific instructions were woven into a diverse array of games and play. Moreover, according to Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas, well-educated people should acknowledge the necessity of play for human life and at the same time be able to shape their conduct in play in a moderate and virtuous way.

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Caflisch, Sophie


100 Philosophy > 170 Ethics
100 Philosophy > 180 Ancient, medieval & eastern philosophy
900 History > 940 History of Europe




Voträge und Forschungen Sonderband


Thorbecke Verlag




Sophia Elisabeth Caflisch

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30 Jan 2019 09:01

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30 Jan 2019 09:01



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