By the turn of the century, John Dewey’s experiment in education had captured the attention of teachers at every level of the teaching system. There are five philosophies of education; essentialism, perennialism, progressivism, social reconstructionism and existentialism. It yet implies a forma mentis, peculiar of the process of individual education. The educational historians believe that the primary aim of education is to perpetuate the existing power structure.
Explore the site to find out more about our activities, our branches, our publications, and to discover resources for teaching and studying philosophy of education. The way a teacher instills knowledge among students begins from a philosophy of education and teaching” Discuss.
Overall, education develops the innate power of the human person from infancy to maturity in such a way that not only can he adjust himself to his environment, but he can also control and improve it. Life is a self-renewing process (Dewey, 1966). They are represented on the editorial boards of Journal of Philosophy of Education, Theory and Research in Education, Educational Theory, Journal of Moral Education and British Journal of Educational Studies.
Rousseau, though he paid his respects to Plato’s philosophy, rejected it as impractical due to the decayed state of society. Contributors writing on this theme might explore the ways in which past and on-going educational reforms have tended to (re-)conceptualise the teacher.
It is added that articulating an individual teaching philosophy provides the foundation by which to clarify purposes, and goals, to guide behaviour, to seed scholarly dialogue on teaching and to organize evaluation. Through education is that this inborn talents and abilities can be developed and constantly improved.