Chapter 9 Vocabulary

Chapter 9 Vocabulary - Mesa Community College Intro to Ed...

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Mesa Community College Student Number ____ Intro to Ed Chapter 9 – Philosophy: Reflections on the Essence of Education 1. philosophy – a passion to uncover and reflect on the underlying meaning of things; derived from the Greek philos, “love,” and sophos , “wisdom,” literally means “love of wisdom.” 2. metaphysics – an area of philosophy that deals with questions about the nature of ultimate reality 3. epistemology – an area of philosophy that examines questions about how and what we know 4. axiology – an area of philosophy that deals with the nature of values; it includes questions such as “What is good?” and “What is value?” 5. analytic thinking – a thinking strategy that focuses on questions of the “what seems to be” type; includes abstractions, imagination, generalization, and logic 6. abstraction – a thought process that involves drawing away from experiences to a conceptual plane 7. imagination – can be thought of as the altering of abstractions; assists the process of abstraction by filling in the details of an idea, selecting details, and relating ideas to one another 8. generalization – last step of the imaginative exploration process; ultimately results in
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course EDU 101 taught by Professor David during the Fall '07 term at Mesa CC.

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