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60276738KANYISA UNATHI MPENTSHUEDUCATIONAL STUDIES IN CONTEXTESC3701 ASSIGNMENT 1QUESTION 1African philosophy of education emphasises “Ubuntu”.Ubuntu in education is considered to be African cultural capitalism that provides indigenousknowledge which is actually important for integrating into our African conception of inclusion whichin turn promotes inclusivity, equality and social justice in our education system.The core values of Ubuntu in education provide a supportive basis or the frame of reference fromwhich both teacher and learner engage in the assessment process.The whole education process centres around Ubuntu as a philosophy or set of ethical principles thatcapture the belief systems of the South Africans to which people take responsibility to others andaccept the authority and guidance of others in order to progress.Ubuntu in education gives learners the primacy to humanness and adopt more holistic view inlearners instead of reducing their abilities or potential.QUESTION 2Some aspects in which marginalisation of African values has led to the westernisation of education inAfrica entails the following: The languages of the African people have been ruined or destroyed bythe process. In other African countries English is the medium of teaching in nearly all levels ofeducation.The situation is further compounded by making the language mandatory in school and those foundspeaking their home languages are punished.The erosion of African values has made some pupils have difficulties in speaking their respectivemother tongues fluently. Western education also undermines moral values of Africans.Respect for traditional African institution has also disappeared. People are no longer fair to oneanother. There is a collapse of social discipline under the pretext of civilization.
QUESTION 3I intend to agree with the notion since in the traditional world, Africans believe in communityexistence as that where only life had actual meaning. Traditional life needs individuals who are ableto interact with others in order to have a peaceful coexistence.QUESTION 4It is true. Empiricism is based on facts, evidence and research. Empiricism is the theory that theorigin of all knowledge is sense experience. It emphasizes the role of experience and evidence,especially sensory perception in the formation of ideas, and argues that the only knowledge humanscan have is based on experience.QUESTION5John Locke’s view in education is based on his empirical theory of human knowledge. When born themind of the child is like a blank slate, to be filled later with the data derived from sensory experience.

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