PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. The discussion will open with a topic of great moment across the academic educational community, one concerning which adherents of some of the rival schools of philosophy (and philosophy of education) have had lively exchanges. Such a system of education would produce individuals whose souls are as just as their abilities allow and a state whose parts or classes are similarly harmonious. At various points throughout this essay the discussion shall return to Plato, and at the end there shall be a brief discussion of two other great figures in the field—Rousseau and Dewey.
The PESGB is committed to supporting and promoting philosophy of education in a climate of inclusion, tolerance and respect for diversity. We thus know of his philosophy of education primarily through brief passages in other works. Course work examines theories of society, morality, and knowledge as they relate to education and allied fields. Philosophy and the Concept of Discipline: The nature of concept of discipline is again governed by the philosophy of life.
In the light of above definition, it is concluded that philosophy is search for knowledge, wisdom, and the realties of life and principles. All students are required to submit either: a dissertation of 18,000-20,000 words in philosophy of education (60 credits) or a report of about 10,000 words plus a further 30-credits module approved by programme leader. The Emile is a large work, which is divided into five Books, and Book One opens with Rousseau’s claim that the goal of education should be to cultivate our natural tendencies.
John Dewey, one of the most prominent educational philosophers, in his book ‘Democracy and Education’, even devoted an entire chapter on teacher education philosophy and talks about various aspects that play a formative role in the education of children. These views of philosophers provided a guideline for education and educationists elaborated their ideas and presented a large number of aims and objectives. Many thinkers are of the opinion that philosophy is not something to be addressed publicly as general public doesn’t understand its essence. The Ed.D. and Ph.D. in Education are the research doctoral degree programs at HGSE.
Dewey’s work was of central importance for the American progressive education movement in its formative years, although there was a fair degree of misunderstanding of his ideas as progressives interpreted his often extremely dense prose to be saying what they personally happened to believe. Because education is an applied philosophy of philosophy, while philosophy varied flow, then in any philosophy of education we will find a variety of streams, at least as much flowlack of philosophy itself.