Chapter 6 Educational Philosophy

Chapter 6 Educational Philosophy - Educational Philosophy:...

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Educational Philosophy: The Intellectual Foundations of American Education Chapter 6 Philosophy: the study of theories of knowledge, truth, existence, and morality A philosophy of education: A framework for thinking about educational issues, and guide for professional practice - Teacher professionalism: 1) Decision making and reflection 2) A specialized body of knowledge 3) Autonomy 4) Ethical standards for conduct theory: a set of related principles that are based on observation and are used to explain additional observations social cognitive theory: people tend to imitate behavior they observe in others Normative philosophy: a description of the way professionals ought to practice Philosophy has four branches of study: 1) Epistemology 2) Metaphysics (ontology) 3) Axiology 4) Logic Epistemology: a branch of philosophy that examines questions of how we come to know what we know Constructivism: suggests that the way we acquire the understanding we possess is to “construct” it ourselves
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