This course examines issues related to philosophy of education and teaching. Several themes were over-viewed throughout the book, including a history of education and philosophy from Plato to the postmodern feminist critics of today, the sub-branches of philosophy and their relevance to education, as well as challenges to education today.
Thus, most answers from the naturalist student or teacher on any raised questions or issues about teaching will reflect the naturalism belief on the natural things.” On the other hand, Positivism is another philosophy which centres on the beliefs in empirical world as observed by five senses.
Of course the situation has hardly been better in the home discipline; an essay in Time magazine in 1966 on the state of the discipline of philosophy reported that adherents of the major philosophical schools don’t even understand one another”, and added that as a result philosophy today is bitterly segregated.
The Western philosophical tradition began in ancient Greece , and philosophy of education began with it. The major historical figures developed philosophical views of education that were embedded in their broader metaphysical , epistemological, ethical , and political theories.
Your research will benefit greatly from the extraordinary relationships HGSE has forged with leading policymakers and educators on the front lines of policy and practice, from an individual classroom teacher in Boston to the minister of education of a large African nation.