ERIC Number: ED471732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
A Brief History of the Major Components of the Medieval Setting.
Denham, Thomas J.
This paper provides a brief description of the medieval university, which developed its institutional structure during the 12th century. The medieval university may be said to have begun in Italy and France in the 12th century, with the University of Bologna and the University of Paris serving as models for others. It was not until the 15th century that the term "universitas," referring to a corporation, was used exclusively to suggest a teaching-learning community. In England, Oxford and Cambridge were the earliest imitators of the Paris pattern, and both progressed along similar lines. These institutions then set the pattern for colonial colleges in America. With regard to instruction, the physical nature of the institution, student evaluation, and curriculum, European universities were the precursors of those that developed in the United States. (Contains 11 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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