Module Three - MCE - Albert Einsteins philosophy of...

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Albert Einstein’s philosophy of education had two central functions: to educate the individual as a sole learner and to educate the individual as a part of society. He believed that being able to use critical thinking in order to understand and establish a unique perspective was just as important as giving and taking within a society. Without one, an education was not complete. The Marianist Characteristics of Education are comparable – without one characteristic, the Marianist philosophy of education is not whole. Although each characteristic adds significant value, together, they equal something greater than they do individually. We’ve discovered through various readings that an education includes many aspects. Nel Noddings taught us that education is about caring and accommodating individuals who have different learning styles and interests. Thomas Jefferson defined education as an important equalizer between classes, a foundation to order and not only a necessity for existence, but for human freedom. Plato’s Cave Metaphor emphasized the importance of sharing; he wanted the philosophers to return to the cave to teach the others, to expose them to the myriad of discoveries and new information previously unknown to them. By doing that, they helped the prisoners achieve a more whole education. All of these discoveries and observations contribute to the process and purpose of education. Today, we see how these individuals helped to shape our present-day idea of educational philosophy. In the Catholic educational ministry, schools work together with parents, who act as the primary educators of their children, to help students to develop a well-balanced spiritual, physical, moral and intellectual life. The Marianist Characteristics of Education to Educate for Formation in Faith, Provide an Integral, Quality Education, Educate in the Family Spirit, Educate for Service, Justice and Peace and Educate for Adaptation and Change support that objective. An obvious characteristic of a Catholic education is faith.
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