According to Aristotle, ‘education is the process of creating sound mind in the sound body’. Waldorf education (also known as Steiner or Steiner-Waldorf education) is a humanistic approach to pedagogy based upon the educational philosophy of the Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner, the founder of anthroposophy Learning is interdisciplinary, integrating practical, artistic, and conceptual elements.
The discussion of Islamic Philosophy of Education needs to be understood wisely in order to relate it with the context of learning process, and other related situations around us. In this regard, this writing also looks on how the branches of philosophy (such as metaphysics and axiology) and school of thought of philosophy (such as pragmatism) is relevan in discussing Islamic Philosophy of Education.
In modern times, especially in Western education models, students are seen as proverbial “empty vessels” sitting at the feet of “fuller,” older, wiser, learned professional educators who empty their knowledge into those empty heads thereby filling them with what somebody else knows.
TheÂ Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians (MCYEETA 2008)Â states that, schools play a vital role in promoting the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, moral, spiritual and aesthetic wellbeing of young people.â€ However, without a clear educational philosophy to guide and direct our educational choices, directions and priorities in these broad categories, our children are nurtured in a learning environment determined by some collective â€˜best guesses’ and strong individuals.
No doubt it somewhat over-simplifies the complex path of intellectual history to suggest that what happened in the twentieth centuryâ€”early on, in the home discipline itself, and with a lag of a decade or more in philosophy of educationâ€”is that philosophical analysis came to be viewed by some scholars as being the major philosophical activity (or set of activities), or even as being the only viable or reputable activity.