Category: Philosophy

Practical Working of Montessori Method

Practical Working of Montessori Method: Whereas Froebel called his school “Kindergarten”, “The Children’s Garden”; Montessori called it “The Children’s House”. The Children’s House is a place where children are taught in an atmosphere that is very conducive to the development of a child’s individuality. There are many rooms and a garden. Children look after the garden. …

Maria Montessori Brief Life Sketch

Maria Montessori: Dr Maria Montessori, an Italian lady doctor, who later became an eminent educationist was born in 1870. She was the first woman upon whom the University of Rome conferred the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1894. Thereafter she worked as a professor of Anthropology in this very university from 1900 to 1907. She …

Montessori and Froebel Education Philosophy

Montessori and Froebel Education Philosophy: Points of Comparison: (1) Provision of nursery education- Both Froebel and Montessori established their school for the teaching of small children between the age group of 3 and 7 years. Thus both of them contributed greatly to nursery education. (2) Child-centredness in environment- Both the educators emphasized child-centredness in education. Both …

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 …