The Philosophy Of Philosophy And Education Essay

1216 Words Jan 20th, 2016 null Page
I have always been intrigued by the idea and meaning of philosophy, however, I haven’t gotten the chance to explore the concepts revolving around the idea of philosophy, as well as the true meaning behind it prior to taking this class. Throughout the first class, by discussing amongst my peers, contributing my ideas as well as analyzing the different perspectives that my peers had revolving around the ideas of philosophy of education, I was able to get a better sense of what philosophy truly is, and how it can be linked with education. I was also able to pick up and reflect upon concepts that I haven’t critically thought about before, which are concepts such as inquiry and vulnerability, which had struck my critical thinking the most.
 From young childhood all the way to adulthood, most people spend a vast amount of time in their lifetime in the education system. Although we spend quite a large amount of time being invested in the education system, the genuine meaning of education is often lost, especially in the education system today. When we think about education, some of the first things that come to our mind are teachers, textbooks, reading, homework, tests, quizzes, and exams. The purpose of education in the modern day is seen to be to “prepare children for getting a job” or “teach children skills that they will need to survive in the real world.” However, if we think about education in terms of textbooks, reading, homework, tests, quizzes and exams, does it truly…

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