One Week Series
Philosophy of Education
SYLLABUS शिक्षा का दर्शनशास्त्र (Philosophy of Education)
Unit I - Educational Philosophy
A. Philosophical Foundation of Education - Meaning & scope of Philosophy, Need of
Philosophy in life and for a Teacher its practical Meaning & Various definitions of education.
B. Interrelationship between philosophy & Education, Modern Concept of Philosophy:
Analysis - Logical empiricism & positive relativism, Scope- Functions of Educational Philosophy.
Unit - II Fundamental philosophical Issues
A. Metaphysical Issues: The issues with special reference to ontology, cosmology and
Theology, Epistemological and axiological issues.
B. The issues special reference to reality and objectivity, worth of knowledge and truth
C. Axiological Issues: Ethics and aesthetic issues, their origin and scope, Nyaya, Yoga,Samkhya.
Unit III- Comparative study of the western Schools of Philosophy
A. Study of western schools of .philosophy on the basis of following point : Principles and general maxims, Aims of Education, Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Discipline, Teacher pupil relationship and their place in education, Beliefs about nature of knowledge, Morality and Values.
B. Naturalism, Pragmatism, Idealism, Existentialism and Realism.
Unit IV- Impact of educational philosophy of some Indian Philosopher
A. Study of Indian Philosophers keeping in mind the following points:- Concept of education and Effect of their contribution on philosophies.
B. Specific contribution and its relevant with contemporary educational practice :- Dr. Jakir Hussain, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, J.Krishnamurti, Dr. B.R. Ambedakar.
Unit V. Indian School of Philosophy
A. Study of Indian Schools of philosophy keeping in mind the following points :
Concept, Aims of Education, Curriculum, Teaching Methods and Discipline.
B. Upanishad, Bhagvad Gita, Jainism, Buddhism, Vedanta Philosophy and Islamic Philosophy.
Sessional Work :
Any two of the following:
1. One term paper on any topic related to educational philosophy.
2. Report writing of a panel discussion or college of educational philosophy.
3. Abstract of two recent educational philosophical research paper.