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From World Philosophies to Educational Philosophies

Educational Philosophies
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In Week 1 we learnt of four World Philosophies. How did these philosophies start in the world? Philosophy as we know it today developed in ancient Greece. Ancient Greek philosophy reached its peak because of philosophers such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.

When did the philosophy of education begin?

The history of the philosophy of education started from the ancient philosophies we looked at in Week 1.

Any separation of philosophy and education inhibits inquiry and frustrates wisdom. Education involves both the world of ideas and the world of practical activity; good ideas can lead to good practice and good practices reinforce good ideas. In order to behave intelligently in the educational process, education needs direction and guidance which philosophy can provide” (Saragih, 2012, p:2).

Before we begin our discussion of Educational Philosophy, take a few moments to reflect upon what has been looked at thus far and share your thoughts.

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