Philosophy in Classroom Teaching : Bridging the Gap
For Philosophy of Education courses.It's an often-asked question: "How do I use educational philosophy in my classroom teaching?" This text is a comprehensive answer. To clearly establish the applicability of philosophy to classroom teaching, this text presents the basics of philosophy; examines all of the major educational philosophies-idealism, realism, pragmatism, existentialism, and post-modernism-and their main proponents; and provides students with a thorough knowledge of each philosophy's fundamental discourse around education. To this theoretical framework are then added real scenarios from real classrooms that demonstrate just how these erudite explorations translate into actual, in-front-of-the-children teaching.
- Paperback | 329 pages
- 185.4 x 228.6 x 17.8mm | 657.72g
- 01 Nov 2002
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 2nd edition
Table of contents
UNIT 1: PHILOSOPHY AND EDUCATIONAL IDEOLOGIES. 1. Philosophy and Reality. 2. Philosophy and Knowledge. UNIT 2: PHILOSOPHERS AND CLASSROOM APPLICATIONS. 3. The Ancients: Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. 4. Challenging the Ancients: Descartes, Bacon, and Locke. 5. Knowledge and the Self: Rousseau and Kant. 6. Logic and Human Behavior: Hegel and Marx. 7. Pedagogy and the Moderns: Pestalozzi, Herbart, and Spencer. 8. Knowledge, Theory, and Action: James and Dewey. 9. Subjectivity and Truth: Kierkegaard and Sartre. UNIT 3: A NEW MILLENNIUM. 10. Challenging the Moderns. Glossary of Philosophical Terms. References. Index.