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Your educational philosophy is your beliefs about why, what and how you teach, whom you teach, and about the nature of learning. Steiner’s theory of child development divides education into three discrete developmental stages predating but with close similarities to the stages of development described by Piaget Early childhood education occurs through imitation; teachers provide practical activities and a healthy environment.
An education that is renewing minds and ordering loves will pay attention to the young student’s sense of wonder, being careful to cultivate it and not stunt its growth, because a student who does not wonder or imagine will become apathetic and cynical.
He boldly submits that philosophy too can be made applicable to the concern with education in two distinct ways: by drawing on assumptions and directions already arrived at in the various philosophical subspecialties, and by applying philosophical method outright to the clarification of educational concepts.
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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
Yusef Waghid does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond the academic appointment above. Some individuals work directly on issues of classroom practice, others identify as much with fields such as educational policy analysis, curriculum theory, teacher education, or some particular subject-matter domain such as math or science education, as they do with philosophy of education.
And they coexist as impulses within broad philosophical movements, and even within the thought of individual philosophers themselves, sometimes conflicting in a way that might help explain the tendency toward reflexive self-examination and uncertainty that so exercises philosophy of education as a field.
Dewey also emphasized the importance of the student’s own interests in determining appropriate educational activities and ends-in-view; in this respect he is usually seen as a proponent of child-centred” education, …Read More