Sunday, August 30, 2009

Week 1: Noddings Chs 1-4

Philosophy of education is the philosophical study of education problems:  the aims or goals of education, the question of who is educated,  and how should they how educated, and what is the role of the State in education.  Philosophers of education
  • ask "what is" and "what should be" 
  • construct positions through arguing the likely outcome-consequences of choices
  • are focused on directed persuasion
  • use philosophical analysis to get at these such as analyzing language and epistemological stances
In chapters 1-4, Noddings articulates educational philosophies that are still relevant today. What does each philosopher/y have to say about the purpose of education, who is educated (and what they are educated for), how they are educated, and what it means to be educated?  How does this help you understand your own educational experiences thus far?