My Ideal Educational Philosophy

Philosophy of educationWe live in a country built on knowledge and high standards of education. Ben Hecht (1893-1964), an American author and dramatist, described the significance of context well: “Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock.” The education process is filled with billions of “seconds” and pieces of information that, all being emphasized as important to know, serve more to cloud than clarify the meaning of time and what happens within it. It emphasizes the threads not the tapestry, the parts not the whole.

For Dewey , it was vitally important that education should not be the teaching of mere dead fact, but that the skills and knowledge which students learn be integrated fully into their lives as persons, citizens and human beings, hence his advocacy of “learning-by-doing” and the incorporation …

My Ideal Educational Philosophy

Philosophy of educationMy philosophy is student centered. But such concerns have so preoccupied its practitioners that at times these very questions seem to become the substance of the discipline, nearly to the exclusion of thinking about actual educational problems. This applies today in an even higher degree than in former times, for through modern development of the economic life, the family as bearer of tradition and education has been weakened.

Philosophical thinking includes an educational dimension, according to the dialogical structure of human thinking. John Dewey (1859 to 1952) is also among the most influential names in the area of educational philosophy. All the major educational philosophies are derived from these schools.

When I walk around our many campuses, I see happy, content and purposeful boys and teachers striving to improve and enjoying a wonderful learning environment together. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 43(5), 415-435. They also become explorers and get involved in …