Educational Philosophy

Since philosophy is the art which teaches us how to live, and since children need to learn it as much as we do at other ages, why do we not instruct them in it?. He believed that all children are born ready to learn from their surroundings so as to grow into virtuous adults, but due to the malign influence of corrupt society, they often fail to do so. To counter this, he advocated removing the child from society during education.philosophy of education

And interestingly, there now is slightly more interest in Dewey on the part of philosophers of education in the UK than there was in earlier years, and there is growing interest by philosophers from the Continent (see, for example, Biesta and Burbules 2003).philosophy of education

Topics covered in the Archambault volume were typical of those that became the bread and butter” of analytic philosophy of education throughout the English-speaking world—education as a process of initiation, liberal education, the nature of knowledge, types of teaching, and instruction versus indoctrination.

Reflecting what I have learned through out this semester, I have to say it is an interesting process for me. I started out only having one philosophy of education class in my entire education career and we did not focus on philosophers and their writings on education but on pieces of education theories and the epistomology of the theories.philosophy of education

Applicants who would normally apply to the History and Philosophy of Education program Ed.D. degree are encouraged to apply to the Sociology in Education program in the new department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Social Justice Education instead.