What is

Philosophy of Education

Philosophy of education is the branch of practical philosophy concerned with the nature of education, as well as the philosophical issues that can arise from educational theory and practice. The major philosophies of education can be divided into three main types: teacher-centered philosophies, student-centered philosophies, and society-centered philosophies.

A philosophy of education refers to the examination of the goals, forms, methods and meaning of education. The term can be used to describe the fundamental philosophical analysis of these themes and analysis of practical pedagogical approaches. Its subject matter includes both basic philosophical issues, such as the nature of the knowledge that is worth teaching and learning and the state of educational justice as well as problems concerning practical educational policies and practice, such as standardized testing or the social, economic, and legal implications of school funding.