Contributions to education of the following: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, John Dewey, B.F. Skinner

Discuss the contributions to education of the following: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, John Dewey, B.F. Skinner
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Al JeeCommented:
I'll take the part about Plato on if that's acceptable.
Plato, while originally the ruler of the Underworld, and (one assumes) taught valuable lessons to those who had the audacity to die and clutter up his living room, transmogrified into the canine companion of Mickey Mouse for a number of years.
As the dog star he was ( see what I did there? ), he delighted children and adults of all ages with his hilarious antics.
Plato, it seems, eventually tired of his buffoonish role in the movies, and moved to the outer reaches of our solar system where he assumed the identity of a dwarf planet in the Kuiper belt ( this is the tie-in to the clever "dog star" comment I made earlier ), and is the leading character in a number of documentaries and speculative astronomy programs; coming full circle to the education of those living & dead individuals toward whom said education is currently directed.

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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
Well, Socrates appeared as part of Bill and Ted's final class presentation, so that's a definite contribution to education right there.
B.F. ("Bart's Foe") Skinner's contributions to education are undermined by his personal failings. I mean, how can you take a school principal seriously when he doesn't have the wherewithal to assert independence from his shrewish mother and is constantly being pwned by 10-yr-old Bart Simpson?
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
If I am not mistaken, John Dewey invented the Dewey Decimal System, in which the octal system of numbering (base 8, "counting on fingers") was replaced by decimal (base 10, "counting on fingers and thumbs").
Eric AKA NetminderCommented:
Aristotle didn't do a damn thing except marry the widow of an assassinated President.
Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
Al Jee said:  As the dog star he was ( see what I did there? )

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