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Education: Philosophy; Psychology, Pedagogy

Foundations of Educational Systems

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This community is an open forum for discussing 1) philosophy of education as a primary topic and 2) educational psychology and pedagogy as secondary topics. Teachers, students, and citizens interested in the foundation of educational systems are welcome; simply join the community.

To facilitate posts that are relevant to education, here is a list of some educational systems and parenthetical references to their advocates. Please do not feel limited, intimidated, or generally "put-off" by this list; it is merely intended as a guide for discussions.

Philosophies of education include:
  • prerennialism, educational humanism (Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Rousseau, Hutchins)
  • essentialism (Bagley, Morrison, Bestor)
  • progressivism, educational pragmatism (Dewey, Kilpatrick, Peirce)
  • social/cultural reconstructionism (Freire)
  • educational existentialism (Sartre, Nieztsche, Kneller)
  • analytical philosophy (Russell, Wittgenstein, Feigl)
  • open education (Holt)
  • deschooling (Illich)
Educational psychologies include:
  • cognitive development, constructivism (Piaget, Vygotsky)
  • linguistic development (Chomsky)
  • psychosocial, social cognitive development (Kohlberg, Eisenberg)
  • behaviorism (Skinner)
  • intelligence theory (Binet, Spearman, Gardner)
  • motivation theory
Pedagogy includes:
  • inquiry method
  • discovery method
  • project method
  • Socratic method
  • literacy comprehension, Distar method
  • Bloom's Taxonomy (Bloom)
  • Montessori method (Montessori)
  • Waldorf method (Steiner)
  • critical pedagogy
  • femminist, queer pedagogy