This concept is further supported by cooperation and collaborative learning strategies. The handbook is designed primarily to be useful to students studying the field of philosophy of education, in the context of the study of educational foundations or theory. As per my research and understanding and what I’ve observed in most of the works on education, it’s a continuous process of changing the behaviour of an individual and a society in order to make them better live their lives. There have been several attempts to define education throughout the last century.
Other characteristics of a liberal society include a competitive market economy, a rule of law, and a free exchange of ideas. Having described the general topography of the field of philosophy of education, the focus can change to pockets of activity where from the perspective of the present authors interesting philosophical work is being, or has been, done—and sometimes this work has been influential in the worlds of educational policy or practice. I also learned that, if your school lacks resources for ELL students, you should consult your special education department.
Nevertheless, a valiant attempt to give an overview was made in the recent A Companion to the Philosophy of Education (Curren 2003), which contained more than six-hundred pages divided into forty-five chapters each of which surveyed a subfield of work. The Bedford branch of the Philosophy of Education Society (Great Britain) was set up by Dr Neil Hopkins at the University of Bedfordshire in late 2013.
The John Dewey Society exists to keep alive John Dewey’s commitment to the use of critical and reflective intelligence in the search for solutions to crucial problems in education and culture. A university education that is guided by a concern for educational justice – an advocacy for freedom, autonomy, democratic engagement and responsiveness to the other – is one that takes African philosophy of education seriously. Besides fulfilling requirements, statements of teaching philosophy can be used to stimulate reflection on teaching. Augustine’s philosophical reflections upon his theory of education stem from his conception of God.
Doctoral applications from philosophers with an interest in education and educationalists with an interest in philosophy are warmly invited. Philosophy literally means ‘ love for wisdom and has traditionally implied the pursuit of wisdom.” It is a comprehensive, holistic and logical investigation on human thoughts in the field of religion, arts, science and education. If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. Philosophy of education undertakes the systematic discussion of educational problems on a philosophical level.