Aristotle considered human nature, habit and reason to be equally important forces to be cultivated in education, the ultimate aim of which should be to produce good and virtuous citizens. As such, teaching act as the last act of translating educational aims should at least aim to equip students not only with cognitive, normative, creative, but also dialogical skills (Benaars and Njoroge, 1994). According to Plato (in the Republic) the goal of ethical education is to train or socialize people’s desires, turning them around from the pursuit of what they falsely believe to be happiness to the point of true happiness.
Through given differentiated activities to our learners will soon be a springboard for them to learn the basics of education. The requirements for both degrees include coursework that develops both knowledge that reflects the interdisciplinary nature of education and expertise in the range of quantitative and qualitative methods needed to conduct high-quality research.
Democratic Schools, such as the Sudbury Valley School in Framingham Massachusetts, take a similar approach as the Reggio Emilia schools, but take the idea of educational freedom a step further. The major teacher-centered philosophies of education are essentialism and perennialism.
The book examines the problems concerning the aims and guiding ideals of education. Well, to put it simply, education is life; And as a teacher, I am responsible for helping my students make their lives the best that they can be. At many colleges and universities the philosophy of teaching statement is becoming a regular part of the dossier for promotion and tenure and the faculty candidate application package.
Peters, R. (ed.), 1973, The Philosophy of Education, Oxford: Oxford University Press. You will have an initiation into the analytic method of philosophising and also to the central questions from the history of philosophy. Mortimer Adler and others in the late twentieth century sometimes used the aphorism the best education for the best is the best education for all”.