Your educational philosophy is your beliefs about why, what and how you teach, whom you teach, and about the nature of learning. The University of Sydney is Australia’s premier research university, and the Faculty of Education and Social Work is a world-class research centre in the humanities, human services and related fields offering an outstanding range of innovative research courses.
Philosophy majors rank FIRST among humanities majors and ninth among all majors on the quantitative (mathematical) section of the GRE. According to John Dewey education is a process of development of all those capacities in the individual which enables to control his environment and fulfill his possibilities.
It will not take long for a person who consults several of the introductory texts alluded to earlier to encounter a number of different bodies of work that have by one source or another been regarded as part of the domain of philosophy of education; the inclusion of some of these as part of the field is largely responsible for the diffuse topography described earlier.
When John Lock proclaimed the market competition of a Supply to Demand based on a Scarce Resources Supply driven Philosophy he was wrong because even at the time his philosophy was adequately reflecting the driving free market economics he could not oversee the coming of a pro Market driven Demand to Supply balanced Economics.
R. S. Peters was one architect of the analytic revolution in philosophy, which was based on the linguistic turn,” and he argued that it was the task of philosophers of education to clarify key concepts of familiar and theoretical discourse. It is with this understanding that Lecture Five deals with education and human development.