Epistemology: Course Analysis

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Growing up, I have always been one of those students who could not learn new materials unless I could find reasoning behind it. For example, in Algebra, students are required to learn about imaginary numbers but my brain would not accept the material. It wasn’t even so much of me being ignorant but more of my brain just not being able to comprehend something that there is no reason for. This problem caused me to continue to fail the course over and over. But the moment I was in a Statistics course, I passed my first test with a hundred percent. Even though the course was harder, since I was able to find a purpose behind the methods and problems given, I could completely comprehend everything that was thrown my way regardless of how tough …show more content…
There are different learning styles used by students such as Metaphysics, Epistemology, Axiology and Logic. Metaphysics comes from the understanding of reality and what is real. A lot of the teaching of Metaphysics comes from scientific observations, that in order to believe something, it must first be observed in order to be understood. Whereas, Epistemology finds a reason for an object to be true. I took that as instead of just observing something to be true, Epistemology deals with the logic of truth. For example, in Metaphysics one might mix red and blue together in order to see that it in facts turns purple. On the other side, Epistemology wants to know what’s the reason behind the color changing mixture is. Axiology is about values and what is right …show more content…
Perennialism and Essentialism philosophy demonstrate the submissive side of students where learning is just completely left to the teachers telling students exactly what to think. I strongly believe that you can tell somebody all day long that something is bad for them, but unless they see it for themselves, they won’t truly be able to understand. I don’t believe philosophies like Perennalism or Essentialism should be accepted in a learning system. Nor do I believe that it should be completely up to students to teach themselves either. Young children need someone to look up to and also someone that will teach them guidance. A system where children just learned on their own at a young age, would face a lot of difficulties because there are just some students that really need that person to push them to do better and try harder. With that, if I were to choose any of the philosophies that I believe would work best, it would be Progressivism. Progressivism is centered around changing. The world and it’s ways of learning is constantly changing. For a fact, the way of learning is completely times different than they were when my parents were growing

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