Medieval Universities and Education
Directions: Working in your group, analyze the documents images provided.
Images 1 and 2:
Based on what you see in
these images, what is your perception of what life may have been like at a
Images 3 and 4:
How are medieval students
portrayed? In what ways do they look similar to students today? In what
ways are they different?
Documents 1 and 2:
In Document 1, what
comparisons does Daybell make between medieval and modern universities?
Compare and contrast
Daybellís description of the university curriculum with modern Western
education (both in high school and in college).
In Document 2, what
connections does Mullin make between the medieval guild system and the
According to Mullin, how
are Gothic traditions still evident in modern colleges and universities?
How do the difficulties
faced by medieval students and parents compare with those of students and