Category Archives: philosophy of education
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
The School of Philosophy and Education consists of two departments: the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Education. In his textbook Building a Philosophy of Education he has two major ideas that are the main points to his philosophical outlook: The first is truth and the second is universal structures to be found in humanity’s struggle for education and the good life.
The overall picture that emerges from even a sampling of this collective is not pretty; the field lacks intellectual cohesion, and (from the perspective taken in this essay) there is a widespread problem concerning the rigor of the work and the depth of scholarship—although undoubtedly there are islands, but not continents, of competent philosophical discussion of difficult and socially important issues of the kind listed earlier.
But Dewey has an education theory that has education downplaying the distinction between academic and non-academic subjects and the distinction between …Read More
Students may apply for the Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with a Master’s Degree or an Education Specialist degree in administration/leadership from an accredited program. Israel Scheffler, who became the paramount philosopher of education in North America, produced a number of important works including The Language of Education (1960), that contained clarifying and influential analyses of definitions (he distinguished reportive, stipulative, and programmatic types) and the logic of slogans (often these are literally meaningless, and should be seen as truncated arguments).
Unschooling is a range of educational philosophies and practices centered on allowing children to learn through their natural life experiences, including child directed play , game play, household responsibilities, work experience, and social interaction , rather than through a more traditional school curriculum.
Here Dewey was thinking that philosophy is the most general normative theory of education, and what he said is true if it means that philosophy, understood in …Read More
The history of philosophy of education is an important source of concerns and issues—as is the history of education itself—for setting the intellectual agenda of contemporary philosophers of education. No one individual can have mastered work done by such a range of figures, representing as they do a number of quite different frameworks or approaches; and relatedly no one person stands as emblematic of the entire field of philosophy of education, and no one type of philosophical writing serves as the norm, either.
This entry has taken a different approach, first, by resisting the temptation to provide a single definition or characterization of the field; and, second, by stressing not schools of thought or methodological divisions as the categories for thinking about the field, but rather the underlying inclinations, or impulses, that animate philosophical inquiry.
Education being a social process, the school is simply that form of community life in …Read More
Etymologically the word ‘philosophy’ comes from two Greek words, phlein which means ‘to strive for’ or ‘to love’ and sophia which means ‘wisdom’. Education Philosophy of Plato states which the contemporary society need to mildew youngsters with a young age group with a kind of education with audio, martial arts, facts and bodily self-discipline that will enhance their perceptive possibilities.
In order for philosophy to flourish and continuously evolve, we need to dispel the archetypal image of the aloof armchair philosopher as an omniscient misanthrope, as someone, whom, given enough time, and armed solely with the rigours of logic and reason, can objectively work out right from wrong, or at the very least – the optimal ways of ‘Being-in-a messy-world’.
The thinking being: the new philosophy is quite different from the philosophy of old, and to be introduced to a few specimens is automatically to appreciate the potential of philosophical …Read More