For example, philosophers of education study what constitutes upbringing and education, the values and norms revealed through upbringing and educational practices, the limits and legitimization of education as an academic discipline, and the relation between educational theory and practice. Philosophy of education has a long and distinguished history in the Western philosophical tradition, from Socrates’ battles with the sophists to the present day. Study in the Philosophy of Education Program is oriented toward a critical understanding of broad conceptual and normative issues in education and the human service professions.
Brazilian educationalist Paulo Freire calls this banking educationâ€ because teachers are supposed to deposit knowledge into students’ heads as discrete pieces of information. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 46 (11), 1203-1211. The magnitude of this task can’t be overstated and it’s not just the responsibility of teachers and school administrators but also of parents to think deeply about the type of educational system they want for their children.
It is a kind of thinking rarely possible for teachers, however. 2. This act mandated that the IEP (Individual Education Program) is the cornerstone of the student’s education. It is necessary to realize widespread and effective implementation of philosophy for children (P4C) in teacher education.
For Dewey, philosophy of education was the most fundamental and crucial branch of philosophy, and all other branches were dependent on it. He perceived philosophy of education as philosophy of life. A teacher should be able to create an exciting learning environment that makes it difficult for students to not learn.
If this is allowed to happen, African philosophy of education would have acquired significant potency in its educational quest for justice. The aim of this article is to acknowledge the histories and diversity of the field of philosophy of education and to point to lines of its future development.