Philosophy Of Education Stephen Hicks, Ph.D.

Philosophy of educationWe live in a country built on knowledge and high standards of education. 21 Rousseau also had a different theory of human development; where Plato held that people are born with skills appropriate to different castes (though he did not regard these skills as being inherited), Rousseau held that there was one developmental process common to all humans.

In the Eighteenth Century AD, the English poet, philosopher and lexicographer, Dr. Samuel Johnson, would perfectly summarize this philosophy of knowledge when he wrote, “human beings need to be reminded more than they need to be taught.” The activity of thinking reminds you of what you innately know but have forgotten.Philosophy of education

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” Sir Arthur Helps (1813-1875), English writer and dean of the Monarch’s advisory council, agreed with such sentiment when he wrote, “reading is …