Philosophy in Classroom Teaching: Bridging the Gap / Edition 2by David Jacobsen
Pub. Date: 07/15/2002
Publisher: Pearson Education
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 philosophiesidealism, realism, pragmatism, existentialism, and post-modernismand 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 philosophersPestalozzi, Whitehead, Russell, Apple, Giroux; and the feminists Wollstonecraft, Addams, Martin, and Hooksintroduce learners to a wide range of philosophies and philosophers including challenging and controversial ideas and people. Coverage of current and relevant topicsbehaviorist learning theories, constructivist learning theories, and the application of philosophy in the new millenniumcreate an awareness of the most up-to-date thinking in the field.
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Table of Contents
UNIT 1: PHILOSOPHY AND EDUCATIONAL IDEOLOGIES.
2. Philosophy and Knowledge.
UNIT 2: PHILOSOPHERS AND CLASSROOM APPLICATIONS.
4. Challenging the Ancients: Descartes, Bacon, and Locke.
5. Knowledge and the Self: Rousseau and Kant.
6. Logic and Human Behavior: Hegel and Marx.
7. Pedagogy and the Moderns: Pestalozzi, Herbart, and Spencer.
8. Knowledge, Theory, and Action: James and Dewey.
9. Subjectivity and Truth: Kierkegaard and Sartre.
UNIT 3: A NEW MILLENNIUM.
Glossary of Philosophical Terms.
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