Category Archives: philosophy of education
According to the Council for Social Foundations of Education , The purpose of foundations study is to bring…disciplinary resources to bear in developing interpretive, normative, and critical perspectives on education, both inside and outside of schools.” The Foundations of Education program within the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology, and Foundations at NIU includes four areas of disciplinary study to fulfill this purpose: History of Education, Philosophy of Education, Sociology of Education, and Comparative & International Education. Obviously US economy is based on Supply and Demand adjustments therefore finally the most advance individuals are to succeed but when the educational system limits lower classes from stimulating education the potentials of many capable individuals have not being enhanced properly will bring disadvantage to US economy as a whole.
In The Star of Redemption, Rosenzweig made one of the few attempts to formulate methodically religious existential philosophy (MiMytos 262-273), This attempt makes the …Read More
After reading and investigating the various philosophies, I have learned how each can be carried out to provide an effective, interesting and intriguing classroom environment. But where the idea of structural characterization really gets its run-for-the-money is in the 1970 paper, Philosophy and the Curriculum,” where the attempt is made to transform philosophy of education into an enterprise that sees to adapting the discussion in the various philosophies-of to the training of teachers insofar as it relates to preparing them for giving instruction in the several subject areas, which individually correspond to one or another of the philosophies-of.
During colonialism and in the period just after attaining independence, education was a luxury in that just a small percentage of the population had access to it. Those few were meant to help colonialists consolidate their power over the indigenous people.
Fourth, during the decade of the seventies when these various critiques …Read More
Within the epistemological frame that focuses on the nature of knowledge and how we come to know, there are four major educational philosophies, each related to one or more of the general or world philosophies just discussed. Teaching seen as a facilitation, Komba (2004:289-298) elaborates it as a process that facilitates learning, where a teacher acts like a catalyst, stimulating learning, it is seen as the type of teaching, where by the main function is to guide students to creative dimension of education.
This sort of system-building across epistemological, ethical, and social/political issues is what the great philosophers do, and it is revealing that for them philosophy of education was rarely seen as a distinct area of inquiry but merely the working out in practice of implications for teaching and learning that were derived from their larger positions about truth, value, justice, and so on.
Daniels, a freshly minted Ph.D. …Read More
If you’ve read the first segment to this overview, you’ve made yourself familiar with Essentialism. Topics of past graduates have ranged from early childhood leadership to college program evaluations, from issues arising from ESL implementation to school reform initiatives, and from attitudes of middle school children on teacher caring to perspectives held by exemplary college instructors.
Conventional and formal education is man-made and hence, not desirable Everything is good as it comes from the hands of author of nature but everything degenerates in the hand of man.”For Rousseau, education does not mean merely imparting information or storing knowledge.
There are many people who when reach the age of fifty and are enlighten with the reality, don’t want to accept power and responsibility and they will move far to the islands but Plato wants them to work for the state as they are the people who owe to the society for …Read More
TEACH is a movie about three young adults who traveled the country seeking to find out what education really means. Fundamental to the realization of educational objectives is imparting and acquisition of knowledge, prior to this process requires one to have an insight into the nature of knowledge in its different forms and structure, the sources of knowledge and the validation of knowledge itself.
My future goal as a philosophy teacher is on a scholarly level: I want to investigate and devise innovative ways to objectively measure student learning in order to better explain why learning philosophical skills is important for our college students.
The classic works of Heidegger and Husserl also found new admirers, and feminist philosophers of education were finding their voices—Maxine Greene published a number of important pieces in the 1970s and 1980s, including The Dialectic of Freedom (1988); the influential book by Nel Noddings, Caring: A …Read More
The word education is used sometimes to signify the activity, process, or enterprise of educating or being educated and sometimes to signify the discipline or field of study taught in schools of education that concerns itself with this activity, process, or enterprise. More comprehensive theories of education rest their views about the aims and methods of education neither on the prevailing culture nor on compromise but on basic factual premises about humans and their world and on basic normative premises about what is good or right for individuals to seek or do. Proponents of such theories may reach their premises either by reason (including science) and philosophy or by faith and divine authority.
These collections deal with the nature and theory of the philosophy of education ( Archambault 1972 , Lucas 1969 ) or provide important and useful handbooks of philosophy of education ( Siegel 2009 ; Bailey, et al. …Read More
This course has two major components: 1) a theoretical exploration of some of the philosophical issues surrounding school education and 2) a practical element focusing on how philosophy can be taught in secondary schools. Waldorf Schools were developed by philosopher and scientist Rudolf Steiner, who was hired to develop schools for the children of workers in the Waldorf Cigarette Factory after World War II. Based on Steiner’s theories of anthroposophy, Waldorf schools encourage delayed academics, favoring an arts-based elementary education.
It is best done by scholars who combine deep institutional and practical knowledge of educational policy-making and the daily work of teaching with the analytical skills and intellectual background afforded by education in moral and political philosophy.
Postmodern philosophers and philosophers of education challenge basic aspects of traditional philosophical theorizing by calling into question the possibility of objectivity, the neutrality of reason, the stability of meaning, and the distinction between …Read More
Behind every school and every teacher is a set of related beliefs-a philosophy of education-that influences what and how students are taught. The Philosophy of Education Seminars are directed towards the theoretical reflections of pedagogical and learning processes with regard to philosophical positions and contemporary controversies (education politics and reforms, didactics, cultural and societal developments, historical criticisms).
It seems that Wollstonecraft believed that if women can be afforded the same opportunities as the men, then women should use their framework of learning to advance their place in society and life, not use trickery or looks or sexuality to win what they wanted.
They are not organic values, which are determined in part by the way nature of society and which would never be possessed by individual men separately, even if they did not need to be saved from conflict and chaos by some kind of social organization.
He argues that …Read More
The subjects I teach are largely common law subjects, that is, subjects in which the law is made by courts rather than by legislators. Cf. Siegel 2001.) B.. Smith and R.H. Ennis edited the volume Language and Concepts in Education (1961), and R.D. Archambault edited Philosophical Analysis and Education (1965), consisting of essays by a number of prominent British writers, most notably R.S. Peters (whose status in Britain paralleled that of Scheffler in the USA), Paul Hirst, and John Wilson.
Some feel that the appropriate response to the questions postmodernism raises is to be more vigilant and more reflective about the deep and often unjustifiable influences of a dominant culture, in order to strive for a more just and tolerant society.
Locke, then in exile in Europe, wrote the parents a series of letters in which alongside sensible advice about such matters as the priorities in the education of a …Read More
Although it is not apt to start an essay on a philosophy with a critical remark, for before learning how to criticize, one should learn the content to be criticized, yet , notwithstanding its great merits and value, it seems necessary to criticize Plato’s philosophy of education right at the outset. He believed that the school should prepare the child for active participation in the life of the community: he believed that education must break down, rather than reinforce, the gap between the experience of schooling and the needs of a truly participatory democracy.
When philosophers of education teach or speak about their views, although they certainly put forth arguments, quotations of and references to literature, and so forth, at a deeper level they are appealing to a shared impulse in their audience, one that is more difficult to argue for directly, and without which the arguments themselves are unlikely …Read More