Incorporating classical studies in education: Parmenides' fragments as teaching tools and specific emphasis on Parmenides' proem
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A thesis presented on Parmenides of Elea, born in 510 B.C.E., serves as a muse for my studies in education. I find his fragments and specifically his poem, Ã¢ÂÂOn Nature,Ã¢ÂÂ to be very captivating as a metaphor for education and for life. Specifically, his work points towards the importance of being on a journey in quest of knowledge. I utilize his metaphor as a quest in a personal educational journey and also in an academic one that can be applied to the searches of others. I am interested in utilizing the writings of ParmenidesÃ¢ÂÂ work to form a framework for a philosophy curriculum for secondary schools. The thesis is centered on ParmenidesÃ¢ÂÂ proem-introduction, poem and its applications for applying philosophy to values clarification and ethics.
Yates, Deborah (2003). Incorporating classical studies in education: Parmenides' fragments as teaching tools and specific emphasis on Parmenides' proem. Master's thesis, Texas A&M University. Texas A&M University. Available electronically from