John Locke

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John Locke

-Locke was a well-known British Philosopher of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century-He was also an empiricist and environmentalist -Locke was known as the “Father of Liberal Philosophy” -In his “Thoughts Concerning Education” (1693), Locke argued for a broadened syllabus and better treatment of students—ideas that were an enormous influence on Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s novel “Emile” (1762). http://www.history.com/topics/john-locke-Locke believed that a child's mind was a blank slate (in Latin - "tabula rasa") and that children learn through experience (Trial and error)

Works by Locke

1632 - Born August 29th 1647 - Attend Westminster School in London1656 - Earned a bachelor’s degree (from the Christ Church, Oxford)1658 - Earned a master’s degree (from Oxford)1674 - recieved a bachelor of medicine1689 December. The Essay Concerning Human Understanding is published.1690 The Two Treatises of Civil Government are published.1704 - Died October 28th

-Two Treatises of Government-Some Thoughts Concerning Education -He wrote three Letters Concerning Toleration -The Essays on the Law of Nature -The Reasonableness of Christianity-An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

Lasting Impact

-Locke changed peoples views on education and helped to influence the education in today’s modern society.-He brought about learning environments where children could explore and interact

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Thoughts on John Lockes Theoryof Knowledge

-John Locke (1632-1704). (n.d.). Retrieved from http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/phl302/philosophers/locke.html-John Locke. (n.d.). The Famous People website. Retrieved from http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/john-locke-134.php.-John Locke. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.history.com/topics/john-locke-JOHN LOCKE. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.uky.edu/~eushe2/quotations/locke.html-Some thoughts on john locke's theory of knowledge. (2009, May 14). Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3zCgi_BUmY-Some Thoughts Concerning Education by Locke, John, Adamson, John William. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.betterworldbooks.com/some-thoughts-concerning-education-id-0486455513.aspx

"For knowledge is grateful to the understanding, as light to the eyes: children are pleased and delighted with it exceedingly, especially if they see that their inquiries are regarded, and that their desire of knowing is encouraged and commended." ~ John Locke, Some Thoughts Concerning Education


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