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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
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