Philosophy of Education – Introduction



[Applause] good day to you and today the lesson is on philosophy of Education this is the introduction to a series of subtopics which I will review today but we will get in more specifically in each lesson so let me begin by saying this is the philosophy education which means love fellow means love some Sofi means wisdom of Education so we are talking from the point of view of educating and learning and teaching so when I say the love of wisdom of Education because pure philosophy gets into that but not a not a lot because they're more concerned about dwelling into certain basic assumptions that we made and they don't get into the learning and teaching process much okay for the I guess for the definition of our discussion here teaching briefly means providing information data rationales of a source of hollar where it comes from learning means you go to the student now if I can refer to your student learning means the process of taking this information and trying to do something with it Plato said it was learning means to from within its the learner is the one who's making the process after he receives all this information so here to say well I'm a teacher and I teach him how well true but that doesn't mean he learns the learner is a different different situation here than the teacher the teacher provides the information the learner takes it and processes it and why if that learner can't process it or has troubles then the teacher has the obligation of helping him you know by building character by giving him a way to reason to it by way of analyzing and categorizing it and the learner may never come up with the same thing that another stupid earner does he may come up with a different that's why they we have creating people they can take the same information and come out with a different conclusion and a different they process it differently and they might even it even comes out that they'll they'll create something that wasn't even any basic information okay so those are the basics here now the other topics we'll get into and of what you need to study that is ontology let me briefly define that is the study a loggia means study of octo means being now you say well we're talking about human beings yes but in from my point of view there's more than human beings you know because we have so many we got we got five billion people saying there are gods so they're beings there are angels so they're beings so as a teacher I'm taking a full approach I don't decide what the being is I try to figure out how do I present information to that being because if the guy said hey I've got an angel set my shoulder oh I'll hire you to teach him I'll pay $150 an hour well obviously my obligation is a teacher's to say okay let me try it let me figure it out I gotta figure out how to get to him how to communicate so we don't decide being we figure out what are all the different styles of being and then we adjust our teaching and presentation to them the next topic or part that you will you should study you don't have to jump right in education epistemology which means a study of episteme meaning knowledge how do you learn and so that's why knowledge a study of knowledge what goes on to get knowledge you know here we say what you need to teach her and you need to learn her because the teacher could stand up and teach to a blank wall or alert to go into an empty room yeah you know there's not going to be much learning going on nor will it be much teaching going on it takes these two to get into this why the next one would be axiology and that's the values of study of values you know because after yuria you interact and you discuss this than this then you will find that there'll be some values created out of these two because if you're talking about teaching an angel and you say well how do I get to him what's the knowledge of what do we need you'll come up with different values than you will if you say well I'm teaching a human being over here on training an animal the values are going to be different okay then now that the next thing is these are kind of basic philosophy that's what they study but here's where you get into education so this part of it is the part let me get into education we go a little farther than these and say okay what's the nature of that learner you know Kenny here can you see that Kenny use telepathy can use clairvoyance so we have to know about that student and when you're dealing with a young child that nature is different than when you're teaching a university student because you know he didn't even know what vocabulary yet when you start out first grade so you have to you have to wherever your level is here you have to know the nature of that student or that learner I call it and then the next thing would be what is your role then is a teacher well right here we'll get into this more detail but my role is the teachers I got to understand these and back at the level of that student otherwise I know how do I present it oh I have to know how he's picking this up how he's receiving it before I can start teaching and then the last thing would be the curriculum now what does that mean well between these two the interaction is this there's got to be some content here I'm teaching a first grader you know you're going to teach you how to write how to spell how to say words so that's the curriculum content on and then in addition to that content you have to have some things like a character build building the teacher has to say things that make that T student one learner and learning and find this as a positive experience so I call them character building language and let's see he would also have to help because as a teacher I can get all the information easy now I can say okay here – I feel 47 blackboards and I have videos now there's the information but you also have the obligation that okay that kids having problems learning well you say well he's autistic or is it he's destory he can't hear he can't see it's got some dyslexia but beyond that you have to help that student when he gets all this information how does he process how does he categorize how does he analyze how does he draw conclusions so you have that obligation and that in that curriculum it's not just the content in it mathematics is not just numbers yet you got it present it to the kid and help him figure out how do you correlate this you know what do you and then what are you gonna do with it okay I think that stuff gives an overview of our first session here and hopefully you'll be interested and then next topic will be ontology thank you bye

4 thoughts on “Philosophy of Education – Introduction”

  1. I have been wondering what you were up to for the last decade and was so happy to see you are healthy and as active as ever! You still have all your marbles and I can not understand why a University is not taking advantage of your extensive experience; academic commitment; and skill to consider and reach out to learners of all philosophies.

    Roger in Edmonton

  2. Can all learning styles be accompanied by any given teacher? For example, you say that the teacher or provider of information must adapt his or her presentation based on the style of the learner. But what if some learning styles are unique and only some teachers can effectively handle that style?

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