"Education is applied philosophy."
What we believe about who students are, how they learn, and why they learn matters, because it informs how we teach them. It dictates our methods, content, and the environment we create.
I do not remember having this discussion in my graduate school classes.
I do not remember having this conversation in any school where I have worked, save one.
There is no discussion topic for "Philosophy of Education" on Edutopia.
Does it matter if a teacher does not have a defined, expressly stated and relatively comprehensive philosophy of education?
What are your answers to the key questions of education philosophy: "What is a child?" "How do they learn?" "Why should they learn?"
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