Homework Question on Philosophy of Education
Read the articles:
- “Philosophy as Translation: Democracy and Education from Dewey to Cavell”
- “Philosophy as Education and Education as Philosophy: Democracy and Education from Dewey to Cavell” by Saito from the EBSCO host database in the Ashford University Library.Reflect Icon Reflect: As you take notes on the two articles, think about the importance of understanding the philosophy behind taking general education courses and how your courses have taught you academic integrity, global citizenship, and cultural sensitivity.
Write Icon Write: For this discussion, respond to the following prompts:
- Describe the implications Stanley Cavell’s ordinary language philosophy has on democracy and education. Provide an example of ordinary language philosophy.
- Examine the ideas of mutual reflection and mutual understanding as it relates to cultural differences.
Share a learning experience of an ethical or moral lesson based on John Dewey’s quote: “democracy must begin at home.
- Explain how that experience has influenced your level of integrity while receiving your education.
Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite any references.
Homework Answer on Philosophy of Education
In Cavell’s emphasis on philosophy and education, he not only engages in a sustained exploration of the nature of philosophy that takes teaching and learning to be at its heart; he is also preoccupied with what it is to teach and learn. Moreover, Cavell’s ideology covers all kinds of transformation that inseparably define what human life is.
“Cultural heritage is more and more recognised as a focal point for social and economic progress around the globe” (In Hare & In Portelli, 2013). A better knowledge of heritage values of different cultural communities having to live together can contribute to a better mutual understanding. From this point of view, social justice could emerge from dialogue between the oppressed and the oppressors, between the mainstream community and the marginalized groups, between the white and non-white people. Individuals who belong to divergent groups can learn from one another when given the space to share ideas and explore mutual differences.
Cavell introduces the concept of integrity and cultural sensitivity as dimensions for the moral life. Relating this argument to Plato and Aristotle’s philosophy, it puts weight on the question, “How do we live?” as a matter of the state of one’s souls rather than of theoretical argument. These ideologies contribute to the development of “Perfection of self,” a method of transformation, or perhaps, more conventionally, self-realization and integrity. This concept generates a tough ethical and moral constraint in the search for a better state of the self.