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Horizontal Learning in the High Middle Ages: Peer-to-Peer Knowledge Transfer in Religious Communities (2019)

in: Knowledge Communities

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Abstract

The history of medieval learning has been studied both as a vertical master-student phenomenon, and as part of a broad 'educational environment'. This volume centers on the ways in which cohabiting peers learned and taught one another in a dialectical process - how they acquired knowledge and skills, but also how they developed concepts, beliefs, and adapted their behavior to suit the group: everything that could mold a person into an efficient member of the community. This process of 'horizontal learning' emerges as an important aspect of the medieval learning experience.

Keywords

History

Languages

English

Publisher

Amsterdam University Press

ISBN

9789048532919

Pages

281

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