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ERIC Number: ED233990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Philosophy of Education and the Psychology of Learning.
Ediger, Marlow
Part 1 of this paper discusses contributions made by diverse schools of thought in the philosophy of education to the development of a relevant social studies curriculum. The relevance of major philosophical approaches to teaching and learning is considered in light of the approaches' influences on instructors' teaching styles and students' learning processes. Philosophies such as experimentalism, existentialism, idealism, and realism are under consideration. Each of these philosophical attitudes is described, and its implications for teaching-learning situations are listed. In part 2, two schools of thought in the psychology of learning are discussed, and the ways they provide direction in the selection of objectives, learning activities, and appraisal techniques are examined. The contributions of behaviorists in helping educators understand how learning might take place are described, and the equally important tenets of humanists are discussed. (JD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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