MEANING, SCOPE & FUNCTIONS OF PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
Unit Structure 1.0 Objectives 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Meaning of the Philosophy and Education 1.3 Concept of Philosophy of Education 1.4 Scope of Philosophy of Education 1.5 Nature of Philosophy of Education Modes of Philosophical Inquiry 1.6 Functions of Philosophy of Education 1.7 Relationship between Philosophy of Teaching and Teaching Styles This unit deals with the concept of ‗Meaning , Scope, Nature and Functions of Philosophy of Education‘ and hence by the end of the unit you will be able to:
After reading this unit you will be able to : • • • • Discuss the meaning of philosophy of education, explain the unlimited scope of philosophy of education. enumerate the various functions of philosophy of education. State the various methods of Philosophical inquiry describe the relationship between philosophy of teaching and teaching styles.
Philosophy is a search for a general understanding of values and reality by chiefly speculative rather than observational means. It signifies a natural and necessary urge in human beings to know themselves and the world in which they live and move and have their being. Western philosophy remained more or less true to the etymological meaning of philosophy in being essentially an intellectual quest for truth. Hindu
2 philosophy is intensely spiritual and has always emphasized the need for practical realization of Truth. Philosophy is a comprehensive system of ideas about human nature and the nature of the reality we live in. It is a guide for living, because the issues it addresses are basic and pervasive, determining the course we take in life and how we treat other people. Hence we can say that all the aspects of human life are influenced and governed by the philosophical consideration.As a field of study philosophy is one of the oldest disciplines. It is considered as a mother of all the sciences. In fact it is at the root...