John Locke: Educating Clearly Thinking Minds

Published September 30, 2021 3,932 Views

Locke’s ideas on religion and democracy became the foundation of most liberal societies, making him the father of liberalism. Some however believe that his parenting guide, “Some Thoughts Concerning Education”, may have been even more influential. To learn what ideas from 1694 are still relevant today, watch our video.

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CHAPTERS
0:00 In a time of John Locke
1:18 Locke's Thoughts Concerning Education
3:25 Learning should be pleasant
4:59 Guide to schooling and parenting
5:53 Meet our fantastic Patrons
6:00 Learn more about Sprouts and how you can support us

COLLABORATORS
Script: Jonas Koblin
Artist: Pascal Gaggelli
Voice: Mithril
Coloring: Nalin
Editing: Peera Lertsukittipongsa
Production: Selina Bador
Production Assistant: Bianka
Proofreading: Susan

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SOURCES
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Locke
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_Treatises_of_Government
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Some_Thoughts_Concerning_Education
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Letter_Concerning_Toleration
https://www.mtsu.edu/first-amendment/article/1257/john-locke
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Associationism

https://www.csus.edu/faculty/s/kyle.swan/docs/lockean%20property%20rights-revised.pdf

Thoughts on Education
https://www.sparknotes.com/philosophy/lockethoughts/summary/

Diet
https://www.rachellaudan.com/2017/11/plain-and-simple-the-ideal-diet-for-a-child-according-to-john-locke.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Filmer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hobbes

CLASSROOM EXERCISE
John Locke’s views have been widely debated across the world for over 300 years. But do they still work in this modern age? What do you think? Hold a debate and vote with your class to get to the bottom of the issue. Are there some ideas that still hold true and some that are outdated and irrelevant? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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