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Neufeld, Jonathan – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2012
Emerging research shows that undergraduate students are searching for a deeper meaning in their lives from their university studies. Leading students forth into this kind of meaningful action is the primary responsibility of the Philosopher of Education. This paper describes how such meaningful action can be accomplished by integrating the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Educational History, College Instruction, Course Descriptions
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Letseka, Moeketsi – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2012
The article defends ubuntu against the assault by Enslin and Horsthemke ("Comp Educ" 40(4):545-558, 2004). It challenges claims that the Africanist/Afrocentrist project, in which the philosophy of ubuntu is central, faces numerous problems, involves substantial political, moral, epistemological and educational errors, and should…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Caring, Democracy, Citizenship Education
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Gilead, Tal – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2009
Although since the 1960s human capital theory has played a major role in guiding educational policy, philosophical issues that stem from this development have rarely been discussed. In this article, I critically examine how the idea that human capital should serve as a guide to educational policy making stands in relation to the role assigned to…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Cooperation, Educational Policy, Educational Philosophy
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Hart, Caroline Sarojini – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2009
Amartya Sen's capability approach creates an evaluative space within which individual well-being is considered in ways that diverge from dominant utilitarian views. Instead of measuring well-being based on the accumulation of wealth and resources by individuals and nations, the capability approach focuses on the opportunities (capabilities) an…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Philosophy, Competence, Well Being
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Hoveid, Marit Honerod; Hoveid, Halvor – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2009
When you enrol as a student you are assigned a "place" in education. This assignment will gradually imply an assessment of you as a human being. We argue that these are processes taking place in educational practice. In our orientation in educational research an orientation towards a theory of action has been inspired by the French philosopher…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Practices, Phenomenology, Teacher Student Relationship
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Glendinning, Simon – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2018
This paper explores the challenges facing educators in a time when modern technology, and especially modern social technology, has an increasingly powerful hold on our lives. The educational challenge does not primarily concern questions concerning the use of technology in the classroom, or as part of the learning environment, but a changeover in…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Social Media, Technology Uses in Education, Social Environment
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Lilja, Peter – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2018
For a long time, one of the most important tasks for education in liberal democracies has been to foster the next generation in core democratic values in order to prepare them for future political responsibilities. In spite of this, general trust in the liberal democratic system is in rapid decline. In this paper, the tension between the ambitions…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Criticism, Political Science, Democratic Values
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Joldersma, Clarence W. – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2011
Education is interpreted as something basic to our humanity. As part of our primordial way of being human, education is intrinsic to the understanding's functioning. At the same time education involves an originary ethical relation to the other, unsettling the self-directed character of the striving to live. And because of its social setting, the…
Descriptors: Ethics, Social Justice, Educational Philosophy, Role of Education
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Roberts, Peter – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2013
In today's world we appear to place a premium on happiness. Happiness is often portrayed, directly or indirectly, as one of the key aims of education. To suggest that education is concerned with promoting unhappiness or even despair would, in many contexts, seem outlandish. This paper challenges these widely held views. Focusing on the work…
Descriptors: Humanization, Education, Educational Needs, Role of Education
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Wivestad, Stein M. – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2013
Both in formal situations (as school teachers, football trainers, etc.) and in many, often unpredictable informal situations (both inside and outside institutions)--adults come close to children. Whether we intend it or not, we continually give them examples of what it is to live as a human being, and thereby we have a pedagogical responsibility.…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Individual Development, Adults
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Kristiansen, Aslaug – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2015
The analysis is based on some moral experiences taking place during a terrorist attack on the Norwegian Labor Party's youth camp on the island of Utøya (outside of Oslo) July 22, 2011, where 69 young people were killed and several seriously injured. After the attack many of the survivors told stories of how strangers spontaneous had helped and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Terrorism, Ethics, Educational Practices
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Fitzsimons, Peter John – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2007
Fundamental differences between current and past knowledge in the field of biotechnology mean that we now have at our disposal the means to irreversibly change what is meant by "human nature". This paper explores some of the ethical issues that accompany the (as yet tentative) attempt to increase scientific control over the human genetic code in…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Genetics, Biotechnology, Psychology
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Bergstrom, Ylva – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2010
The overall aim of the article is to analyse how the universal right to education have been built, legitimized and used. And more specifically ask who is addressed by the universal right to education, and who is given access to rights and to education. The first part of the article focuses on the history of declarations, the notion of the…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Freedom, Democracy, Childrens Rights
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Zembylas, Michalinos – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2012
The present essay discusses the value of citizenship as shared fate in sites of ethnic conflict and analyzes its implications for citizenship education in light of three issues: first, the requirements of affective relationality in the notion of citizenship-as-shared fate; second, the tensions between the values of human rights and shared fate in…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Altruism, Conflict, Citizenship Education
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Gilead, Tal – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2011
Following the rise of virtue and character education, educational philosophers have recently given much attention to questions relating to virtue and the good. This, however, has not been paralleled by a similar interest in vice and evil, which, in this context, are examined only rarely. In this article, I use the work of the American philosopher…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Moral Values, Values Education, Educational Philosophy
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