Category: Philosophy

Democracy and Education by John Dewey

Democracy and Education by John Dewey: Democracy is that way of life in which every member of the society has a say not only in the Government but also in the administration and working of the society. He believes in providing equal opportunity to all and “means freeing intelligence for independent effectiveness, the emancipation of the …

Kinds of Discipline by Admas

Kinds of Discipline by Admas: The old educationists were of the opinion that punishment is the only instrument by which a child can be made disciplined. Repression of his impulsive action is only possible through punishments. According to Admas, there are three main kinds of discipline i.e. Repressionistic, Impressionistic and Emancipationistic. (1) Repressionistic- Repressionistic types of …

Discipline and Freedom

Discipline and Freedom: Our forerunners had a conception that discipline is a term that is apart from freedom. These thinkers and educators believed that freedom makes the children vagabonds. Thus, the interpretation of the term ‘discipline’ according to those educators was control over freedom. In other words, for the maintenance of discipline, children must not be …

Levels of Discipline

Levels of Discipline: There are four levels of discipline- (1) The Prudential Level- When a child believes in nature and is afraid of being punished by the nature for every wrong step taken by him, then he will avoid acting against nature. He will try to stop forward according to natural laws. This awakening is a …

Discipline Meaning and Kinds

Discipline Meaning and Kinds: According to F.C. Aggarwal, “Discipline is the lifeblood of a nation. It is the lifeblood of a school”. Meaning and Importance of Discipline: The term ‘Discipline’ is a controversial term. The word ‘discipline’ has been derived from the English word ‘Disciple’ which means ‘willing follower’. This term of discipline has got a …

Tagore Views on Spiritual Evolution

Tagore Views on Spiritual Evolution: Tagore had imbibed a feeling of personal piety from his father right from his childhood. In later years he began to lose interest in institutionalized religion and was in search of a poet’s religion. His close contact with nature became a spiritual experience for him. He had yearning for nature rather …

Rabindranath Tagore and Politics

Tagore and Politics: Tagore was generally averse to political activities but never failed to react to serious political developments in the country. The major event, which involved him deeply in politics, was the Partition of Bengal. He composed patriotic songs to express his intense opposition to it. On the day of partition, he observed a day …

Aurobindo View on Trinity of Indias Genius

Aurobindo View on Trinity of Indias Genius: Aurobindo awakened Indians by reminding them of the trinity of India’s genius- (1) Spirituality- Spirituality is the ancient spirit and characteristic soul of India. He observed, “Spirituality is indeed the master-key of the Indian mind, the sense of the infinite is native to it”. He further says, “The note …

Aurobindo View on Education of the Mind

Aurobindo View on Education of the Mind: To Sri Aurobindo, the mind is the sixth sense. It must be perfectly trained to the highest possible limit, otherwise, the education of the child will remain incomplete and one-sided. Our minds should be reformed first before reforming the world. Education should aim at building the power of the …

Tagore Philosophy of Aims of Education

Tagore Philosophy of Aims of Education: (1) Physical Development- In a Bengali essay Tagore expressed sorrow on the poor health of students. He gave much importance to a healthy body. From this point of view, he admitted physical development as an aim of education. (2) Intellectual Development- Second aim of education according to Tagore should be …