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Role of Philosophy in Education

To provide the student the ability to synthesize, criticize, assimilate, and evaluate a variety and huge mass of knowledge.

The Importance of Philosophy

The study of philosophy will provide an individual a strong foundation in meeting the demands of his or her profession and in coping with the problems brought about by multifarious activities of man.

Major Fields of Philosophy

It deals with the study of human knowledge.

It deals with the questions of reality.

It deals into the study of values.

Various Perceptions About Philosophy

By and large, in spite of the different ways we use the word philosophy in ordinary speech we tend to think of it as some extremely complex intellectual activity.

Philosophy Contrasted with Education


- practical
- The actual process of educating is a matter of actively dealing with those factors. - The experience of the educator in nurturing the young places him in with phases of reality which are considered in making philosophical judgments.

- theoretical and speculation

- Ask questions, examines facts of reality and experience, many of which are involved in the educative process. - Philosophy yields a comprehensive understanding of reality, a world view, touch which applied to educational practices lends direction and methodology which are likely to be lacking otherwise. - Serves a a guide to educational practice

- yields certain data as a basis for philosophical judgments

Educational Implications of Philosophy

It guides the individual in coming up with the right decision. The individual cannot be intimidated by dogmatic statements.

It serves as a bulwark against mental servitude. It will always be an important feature of human experience. It can provide some insights.

The Age of Naturalism Vis--Vis Educational Foundations

Naturalism is a philosophy that views all objects and events are capable of being accounted for by scientific explanation. Truth can be discovered only through nature. The three philosophers who were considered naturalist were: Thales, Anaximander, and Anaximenes.

Synthesis of Naturalism
There is only one reality, and that reality is nature. Reality is composed of bodies moving in space. Force or energy is the ultimate reality. Keeping close to the dominated and peaceful ways of nature is the most acceptable way of adhering to the demands of day-to-day life.

Fundamental Objectives of Naturalistic Education

The preservation of the natural goodness of man Education according to nature Society anchored upon the natural individual rights of man

The Form Stages of Life and Development

Infancy (birth to 5 years of age) Childhood (5-12 years of age) Boyhood (12-15 years of age) Adolescence (15-20 years of age)

Man: His Dignity, Rights and Duties

True dignity is in virtuous living. Sense of responsibility and living conditions Cultures are the expressions of the meaning of existence. The satisfaction of human needs is a strict demand of justice.

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