You might have a hard time memorizing and understanding all of the Philosophies of Education. The common mistake we commit is we tend to interchange the philosophies with their corresponding sense. Well, that problem will never happen again. Here’s how:
- Identify first if the statement is Teacher-centered or Student-centered.
- Just bear in mind that the Philosophies that are teacher-centered are PERENNIALISM, ESSENTIALISM, BEHAVIORISM, and IDEALISM; other than these are Student-centered already.
- Next is to memorize the key characteristic of each philosophy. Take a look at the table below. Each Philosophy has its key characteristic.
- Practice it frequently with sample sentences.
Remember the sequence, IDENTIFY THE SENTENCE > CLASSIFY WHETHER STUDENT-CENTERED OR TEACHER-CENTERED> IDENTIFY THROUGH THE KEY CONCEPTS.
Distinctive Techniques for Philosophies of Education
– Step by step, Problem Solving, Life as it is; Preparation for life
– Scientific Process
– Reflection, look back, prior knowledge
– Society, developing the community
– No god, Freedom, Natural Unfolding
– choice, values of the living
– learning by doing but for the sake of society and the school.
– learning by doing; students interest
– values; abstract concept; Moral; God
– unchanging; historical; Laws/ principles.
– Stimuli; Reward and punishment
– Basic/ fundamental; 3 R’s; Pre-requisite.