Philosophy of Education
What is Philosophy of Education? Philosophy of Education can refer to either the academic field of applied philosophy or to one of any educational philosophies that promote a specific type or vision of education and/or which examines the goals and meaning of education. Idealism, realism, pragmatism, and existentialism are the general domains of how Philosophy of Education is structured. In this paper, I will elaborate on each of the domain, giving its meaning and my personal view point on each particular area.
Every child is a unique individual who can bring something extraordinary to the world. As a future educator, I plan to help my students achieve their goals by sincerely believing in them to accomplish their dreams. Through the general world’s philosophies idealism, realism, pragmatism, and existentialism are how I came up with my philosophy of education.
In idealism, the aim of education is to discover and develop each individual's abilities and full moral excellence in order to better serve society. The curricular emphasis is subject matter of mind: literature, history, philosophy, and religion. Teaching methods for this particular method are lectures, discussions, Socratic dialogue. Teaching methods focus on handling ideas through lecture, discussion, and Socratic dialogue (a method of teaching that uses questioning to help students discover and clarify knowledge). Introspection, intuition, insight, and whole-part logic are used to bring to consciousness the forms or concepts which are latent in the mind. Character is developed through imitating examples and heroes. My philosophy is mainly a combination of perennialism and progressivism. I feel that education is an apparent pathway to gaining knowledge of the past, present, and possible future. I do intend to enforce procedure and rules because discipline is an important part of education. However, I do not want to be too authoritarian. I will include the...