Essay about Renaissance Education

The Renaissance is seen as a moment of great change and where a rebirth of trade, personal centralization, and interest in the Classical times of Portugal and The italian capital emerged. Because of this education as well started to change, for example , Vittorino da Feltre made an auto dvd unit for second schools referred to as The Content House which gave scholarships to the poor, allowed ladies to attend institution, and trained a humanist curriculum. During the Renaissance the values and purposes of education was to gain cultural status or perhaps self-development and fight oppression but these principles and purposes were often challenged in order to allow absolute monarchy.

Aeneas Piccolomini; Battista Guarino in Approach to Teaching and Learning; and Francesco Guicciardini all support that the principles and reasons of education was to gain social position or self-development. In Approach to Teaching and Learning, Piccolomini states that in order to be a successful Prince, he must be educated. Without education the Royal prince would be " a weak prey of flattery and intrigue” that may be easily overthrown. But if the Prince were to be well-informed he would be able to keep his throne (social status) because he would have the intelligence to deal with any situation. (Doc. 1) Guarini says " Learning and training… are odd to person, for they are definitely the pursuits as well as the activities correct to mankind” which infers that to be successful in life, one needs to get a college degree because learning is " proper” or comes natural to the human race. (Doc. 2) Guicciardini declares that abilities like " good penmanship, knowing how to ride, enjoy, dance and sing, and dress” which are all parts of any humanist subjects would " open the right way to the benefit of princes and sometimes to great income and honors” therefore increasing in interpersonal status. Francesco Guicciardini is a reliable standpoint because he can be an experienced statesman and historian that has viewed people within social position as a result of a humanist education. (Doc. 6)

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