In this study, Micol Long looks at Latin letters written in Western Europe between 1070 and 1180 to reconstruct how monks and nuns learned from each other in a continuous, informal and reciprocal way during their daily communal life. The book challenges the common understanding of education as the transmission of knowledge via a hierarchical master–disciple learning model and shows how knowledge was also shared, exchanged, jointly processed and developed.
Long presents a new and more complicated picture of reciprocal knowledge exchanges, which could be horizontal and bottom-up as well as vertical, and where the same individuals could assume different educational roles depending on the specific circumstances and on the learning contents.
Micol Long, Ph.D. (Scuola Normale Superiore – Pisa, 2013) is Senior Postdoctoral Fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders at Ghent University. She has authored publications on medieval letter-writing and monastic culture and co-edited Horizontal Learning in the High Middle Ages (2019).
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Informations pratiques :
Micol Long, Learning as Shared Practice in Monastic Communities, 1070-1180, Leiden–Boston, Brill, 2021 (Education and Society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Volume: 58). 320 p., 24 x 16 cm. ISBN : 978-90-04-46041-6. Prix : 129 euros.
Source : Brill