Philosophy of Education
Making changes beliefs
When I started the class of philosophy of education, I didn’t know what important it is to know about it. This importance for me is more for others because there are people that strongly believe in the impact that philosophy of education has in society. As Noddings words (1995), philosophy of education is “the philosophical study of education and its problems...its central subject matter is education, and its methods are those of philosophy “. In other words, philosophy of education has something to do with beliefs and ways to educated imply by philosophers through the history. Therefore, there are five philosophers that caught my attention in the way that they explained their beliefs about education. The first one is Maria Montessori (1870-1952). This woman dedicated her worked with “phrenastheric” children, which means children with mental retardation, illness and disability. If se dedicated her work for this, that’s mean that she studied about mental illness in children. Is interesting for me have realized that she expand her work with women´s right. Why is so important to emphasize her work in this to branches? In my opinion, because Montessori wanted to speak for those that society saw as less. That is because they have different abilities and talents. The second philosopher is Jean Piaget (1896-1980). The principal beliefs of Piaget were that human beings are combined by intelligence (cognitive domain) and feelings (affective domain). One strongest believed was that children need interaction and spirit to learn. They have to follow a process to develop every stage of intelligence. He thought that if we respect the stages of knowledge, not to skip them, the children would be learning step by step. Now a day this is important because if we try to skip these stages, we are going to create a great void in their minds. Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778). The general philosophy of Rousseau was the fact that...
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