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This book provides an authoritative, yet accessible guide to the philosophy of education, its scope, its key thinkers and movements, and its potential contribution to a range of educational concerns. The text offers a balanced view of three key dimensions: first, in giving an equal weight to different styles and modes of philosophy; second, by including past and present perspectives on philosophy of education; and third, in covering both the general “perennial” issues in philosophy and issues of more contemporary concern. 

Teaching and Pedagogy
Teaching and pedagogy

It is no light task to educate our children aright. (Erasmus)

Approaches to Teaching

To teach is to be a felt presence as well as reverberating influence in the life of another person. Teaching occurs in countless settings: a parent helping a child learn to ride a bicycle; a news writer penning an editorial; a president speaking to his or her fellow citizens; a dance instructor choreographing a student's steps; or a friend showing another how to fish. In some circumstances people acquire knowledge without the benefit of explicit or intentional teaching; consider how people learn their native language or how to respond to a death in the family. Nonetheless, the activities of teaching – explaining, demonstrating, correcting, and the like – ...

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