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Character and Education
Character and education

To create a more dramatic learning environment, we must look more deeply at the major Aristotelian elements as they relate to the classroom than we did in the previous chapter. The most important elements to Aristotle are plot and character. These two elements are examined in their own chapter. The remaining elements, thought, style, and spectacle, are interwoven into these chapters. We begin this examination by looking at the element of character (the personality of the teacher and the students). Many teachers agree with Aristotle and begin their pedagogical design with the curricular (plot-structure) elements. However, where real learning is concerned, the element of character (personality) needs to be placed foremost in our consideration. If we make the curricular (plot) ...

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