Philosophy in Classroom Teaching: Bridging the Gap / Edition 2

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It's an often-asked question: "How do I use educational philosophy in my classroom teaching?" This book is a comprehensive answer. To clearly establish the applicability of philosophy to classroom teaching, this book presents the basics of philosophy; examines all of the major educational philosophies—idealism, realism, pragmatism, existentialism, and post-modernism—and their main proponents; and provides readers with a thorough knowledge of each philosophy's fundamental discourse around education. To this theoretical framework are then added real scenarios from real classrooms that demonstrate just how these erudite explorations translate into actual, in-front-of-the-children teaching. Discussion of life, times, and views of several philosophers—Pestalozzi, Whitehead, Russell, Apple, Giroux; and the feminists Wollstonecraft, Addams, Martin, and Hooks—introduce learners to a wide range of philosophies and philosophers including challenging and controversial ideas and people. Coverage of current and relevant topics—behaviorist learning theories, constructivist learning theories, and the application of philosophy in the new millennium—create an awareness of the most up-to-date thinking in the field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130422286
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 7/15/2002
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 329
  • Product dimensions: 7.48 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1 Philosophy and Educational Ideologies
Ch. 1 Philosophy and Reality 2
Introduction 3
What Is Real? 3
Philosophy and Educational Ideology 17
Ch. 2 Philosophy and Knowledge 30
Introduction 31
What Do We Know? 32
How Do We Know? 36
Educational Ideologies and How We Know 46
Unit 2 Philosophers and Classroom Applications
Ch. 3 The Ancients: Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle 56
Introduction 57
Socrates, 469-399 B.C. 57
Plato, 427-347 B.C. 73
Aristotle, 384-322 B.C. 85
Ch. 4 Challenging the Ancients: Descartes, Bacon, and Locke 100
Introduction 101
Rene Descartes, 1596-1650 101
Francis Bacon, 1561-1626 112
John Locke, 1632-1704 121
Ch. 5 Knowledge and the Self: Rousseau and Kant 138
Introduction 139
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1712-1778 139
Immanuel Kant, 1724-1804 150
Ch. 6 Logic and Human Behavior: Hegel and Marx 164
Introduction 165
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, 1770-1831 165
Karl Marx, 1818-1881 178
Ch. 7 Pedagogy and the Moderns: Pestalozzi, Herbart, and Spencer 193
Introduction 194
Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, 1746-1827 195
Johann Friedrich Herbart, 1776-1841 204
Herbert Spencer, 1820-1903 216
Ch. 8 Knowledge, Theory, and Action: James and Dewey 231
Introduction 232
William James, 1842-1910 232
John Dewey, 1859-1952 242
Ch. 9 Subjectivity and Truth: Kierkegaard and Sartre 255
Introduction 256
Soren Kierkegaard, 1813-1855 256
Jean-Paul Sartre, 1905-1980 266
Unit 3 A New Millennium
Ch. 10 Challenging the Moderns 280
Introduction 281
Analytical Philosophy 281
The Challenge of the Postmodernist Movement 286
The Challenge of the Feminist Movement 289
The Challenge of the Constructivist Movement 296
Glossary of Philosophical Terms 308
References 311
Index 321
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