The book originated from a need to provide a suitable text for educators-trainee teachers, teachers, school leaders, and other educational stakeholders-to engage in philosophical reflections. Philosophical perspectives in education are particularly relevant today as we live in an increasingly complex world. Educators are constantly bombarded by a barrage of educational ideas and practices which threaten to challenge and undermine the traditional ways of teaching and learning. This volume of essays written by an international team of philosophers and educators invites the readers to embark on a philosophical journey to reflect on and critically discuss key philosophical concepts, issues and challenges in education today.
Key features include:
Addresses pertinent questions in the context of globalization:
- What is education?
- What are the aims of education?
- How can the aims of education be achieved?
- What are the roles of teachers?
- What knowledge, skills, values and attitudes are to be cultivated in the students?
- How can the desired knowledge, skills, values and attitudes be cultivated in the students?
- What are the recommended curriculum and pedagogy for educators to prepare their students for work and life in the twenty-first century?
- How can educators adopt the recommended curriculum and pedagogy to prepare their students for work and life in the twenty-first century?
- Written by an international team of distinguished philosophers and educators.
- Part I focuses on the key ideas of great thinkers on various aspects of education.
- Part II highlights major philosophical views and concepts that have relevance to education.
- All the chapters link theory to practice.