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An Introduction to Philosophy of Education, 4th Edition by Robin Barrow; R. G. Woods

By Robin Barrow; R. G. Woods

This introductory textual content, now in its fourth version, is a vintage in its box. It exhibits, in the beginning, the significance of philosophy in academic debate and as a history to any useful job corresponding to instructing. what's inquisitive about the assumption of training an individual or the belief of academic good fortune? What are the standards for developing the optimal stability among formal and casual educating thoughts? How reliable is academic examine? as well as those questions, which strike to the guts of the reason for the educative method as an entire, the authors discover such options as tradition, creativity, autonomy, indoctrination, wishes, pursuits and studying through discovery. during this new up-to-date version, the authors draw at the most modern learn in genetics to argue that schooling is uniquely human and is basically what develops us as people. Resisting smooth traits to equate wisdom with opinion, and price decisions with style, this e-book leads the reader into the company of philosophising and champions the reason for cause in schooling.

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Developing this point in detail, consider a simple analogy between education (as process) and gardening. When I am pruning, or digging, or weeding, then in each and every case what I am doing is legitimately described as ‘gardening’. It doesn’t make sense to say, ‘He was pruning the rosebush, not gardening’, for the simple reason that gardening is, to use philosophical jargon, a polymorphous concept; that is, ‘gardening’ is a generic term under which fall terms for particular gardening activities – weeding, pruning, and so on.

What about the processes of education, the ways in which these worthwhile things are to be put over? Well, the parallel between content and process when it comes to analysing education is a pretty exact one. Developing this point in detail, consider a simple analogy between education (as process) and gardening. When I am pruning, or digging, or weeding, then in each and every case what I am doing is legitimately described as ‘gardening’. It doesn’t make sense to say, ‘He was pruning the rosebush, not gardening’, for the simple reason that gardening is, to use philosophical jargon, a polymorphous concept; that is, ‘gardening’ is a generic term under which fall terms for particular gardening activities – weeding, pruning, and so on.

It is some time between 1400 and 1500 BC that an alphabetic script first emerged in the Middle East, and this, having reached Greece, is used in writing down the Homeric poems at Athens in the seventh century BC. This brings us to the truly remarkable story of Athens in the fifth century BC. Greece was not then a unified country as it is today. It consisted of a number of quite independent and small city-states, with different histories and sometimes different racial backgrounds, and often at war with one another.

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