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The word ‘education’ originates from the Latin ‘educere’ – to draw out – implying that education in the ancient world was a process of drawing out from within the student, what already exists as potential within.
Plato suggests a three-fold approach to a holistic education, recommending physical fitness and sports to nurturing the body, inspiration from the 9 muses to train the psychological aspects, and philosophy in order to learn to express the true nature of the soul.
How does this differ from the notion of education today? What role should education play in human civilization?