Category: Philosophy

Philosophy of John Dewey

Philosophy of John Dewey: “Pragmatism” in education is the contribution of John Dewey. It was he, who actually brought this particular way of thinking into the field of education as he himself was essentially a pragmatist and an experimentalist. With his thinking and experiments, like all other philosophers has tried to propound his view in regard …

Various Aspects of the Educational Views of Comenius

Various Aspects of the Educational Views of Comenius: We will discuss the various aspects of the educational views of Comenius under the following headings- Principle of Pansophia. Aim of Education. Construction of curriculum. Method of Education. Discipline. School. Principle of Pansophia: Meaning of Pansophia- We have already seen that Comenius was of the view that everybody …

Pragmatism and its Chief Tenets

Pragmatism and its Chief Tenets: What is Pragmatism? The word ‘Pragmatism’ is derived from the Greek word ‘Pragmatics’ which means ‘Practice’. Professor Arnaud Reid gives his opinion about Pragmatism as “activity, engagement, commitment and encounter”. These are regarded as the ‘central theme’ of this school of education. Pragmatism is that school of philosophy that does not …

Eclectic Tendency and its Development in Education

Eclectic Tendency and its Development in Education: Meaning of Eclectic Tendency: In this book, “Brief Course of History of Education” Munroe defines the phrase ‘eclectic tendency’ in the following words- “The eclectic tendency is that which seeks the harmonization of principles underlying various tendencies and rationalization of educational practices”. The eclectic tendency stands for acquiring knowledge …

Prejudice-Its Nature and Removal

Prejudice-Its Nature and Removal: Prejudice means to pre-judge, to be arrived at the conclusion without looking into the full facts. The prejudices may be due to both emotions and jealousies. They may be either bad or good. Fact and Prejudice: What is fact? Fact is a statement that asserts or denies something. The fact which is …

Life and Educational Ideas of John Locke

Life and Educational Ideas of John Locke: John Locke was born in 1632 A.D. in a prosperous family in England. The prominent political events such as the Civil War, Bloodless Revolution, Restoration etc. took place during his lifetime. His mother died during his childhood. His father has also died during his childhood and had left a …

Principles of Naturalism

Principles of Naturalism: (1) Universe- The universe is a huge machine. Man is also a part of this machine and a complete machine in himself also. The whole universe is governed by scientific laws. (2) Reality- Naturalists believe that ultimate ‘Reality’ is a matter which manifests itself in the form of ‘Nature’. Everything that can be …