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Bakker, Colin; Dubensky, Kate; Harvey, Lyndze; McDonough, Graham P. – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2019
In teacher education programs, there is a prevalent belief that having teacher candidates compose personalized 'my philosophy of education' (MPE) statements is a valuable exercise that prepares them for the teaching profession. This paper argues that the prevailing intentions for, and common practice of, assigning these MPE statements to teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Educational Philosophy, Constructivism (Learning)
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Hayden, Matthew J. – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2018
Cosmopolitan education has been much theorized, discussed, and proposed, but what exactly might it look like and what specific processes might it involve? Cosmopolitanism's recognition of shared humanity and the subsequent entailment of democratic inclusion make explicit the moral and political nature of cosmopolitan education and philosophy. As…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Ethics, Educational Philosophy, Epistemology
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Tanchuk, Nicolas; Kruse, Marc; McDonough, Kevin – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2018
In Canada, several universities have recently implemented course requirements in Indigenous studies as a condition of graduation, while others are considering following suit. Policies making Indigenous course requirements (hereafter ICRs) compulsory have caused considerable controversy. According to proponents, a main purpose of ICRs is to address…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Canada Natives, Foreign Countries, Required Courses
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Kotzee, Ben – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2018
In this paper, I investigate two clashing perspectives regarding the good of the university: a socioeconomic and an epistemic perspective. I position current writing on the university in the philosophy of education as being largely socio-economic and contrast this view to an earlier tradition of writing about the university that I position as…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Higher Education, Educational Philosophy, College Role
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Pyrcz, Greg; MacLean, Tessa; Hopkins, Mark – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2017
The participation of young adults in performance-oriented music ensembles can be seen to enhance democratic capacities and virtues. Much, however, turns on the particular conception of democracy at work. Although contemporary currents in music education tend towards models of liberal and participatory democracy to govern music ensembles, this…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Music Education, Democracy, Performance
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Colgan, Andrew D. – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2016
This article seeks to re-introduce Dr. Maria Montessori's educational philosophy, which has been absent from modern philosophy of education literature. It describes and analyzes crucial aspects of her epistemology, as best known through her "Method." Discussed are the need for early education, the development of the senses, and the…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Educational Philosophy, Montessori Method, Concept Formation