Philosophy : Philosophy Of Education Essay

1644 Words Dec 8th, 2016 7 Pages
Philosophy of Education My educational philosophy isn’t just one of the five philosophies that we discussed, but a mixture between them all. Taking pieces of each one and making a new philosophy of education that encumpasses our growing technological world. Between the five philosophies, perennialism, essentialism, progressivism, existentialism, and social reconstructivism, I relate most to John Dewey 's progressivism teaching philosophy.
Perennialism teaching philosophy, the style where you should learn what your ancestors learned. What they learned is still relevant and important in today 's society, the world is unchanging. You can use what they learned to solve problems now and in the future, to do as they did. Perennialism allows no room for the students’ interest, students all have the same curriculum. They can learn from their environment and through literature, even when their schooling is finished, they never truly stop learning. I think that it’s important to learn about the past, good or bad, but it not for the same reasons as perennialist. There are some valuable things that are to be learned from our ancestors and things that can be passed on through the eras, but the past can also be learned from so it is not repeated. Our world is advancing, sticking solely to perennialism philosophy we are going to be left behind. We have to advance with technology, learn and grow. I agree that when our education ends we will continue to learn and grow with our advancing…

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