Topic Objectives

Free photograph; civic, education, program, encourage, students, think, critically, good, governance

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” – Aristotle

  • Introduce concept of a philosophy of of education
  • Discuss subject-centered and student-centered
  • Evaluate the use of deductive and inductive reasoning in the classroom
  • Discuss four branches of philosophy relevant to education: perennialism, essentialism, romanticism & progressivism
  • Introduce Skinner and behaviorism, and constructivism