Educational Philosophies - Axia College Material Appendix B...

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Axia College Material Appendix B Fill in the table below by classifying each philosophy as either teacher-centered or student- centered authority. Next, identify the main characteristics of that philosophy. (The first one is completed for you as an example.) Once you have completed the table, answer the questions below. Educational Philosophies Table Philosophy Teacher- or Student-Centered Authority Characteristics Perennialism Teacher-centered Knowledge is enduring, seeks everlasting truths, views principles of existence as constant or unchanging, values the ability to reason, associated with idealism Progressivism Student Centered Authority Theory believes ideas should be tested by experimentation and that learning is rooted in questions developed by learners. ~favors the scientific method of teaching and learning ~believes that every school should actively prepare its students for change Reconstructionism Student Centered Authority Calls on schools to teach people to control
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