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Learning Exercise

Material: Explorations in Learning and Instruction: The Theory Into Practice Debate
Submitted by: Evelyn J. Brouwer on Apr 06, 2006
Date Last Modified: Apr 06, 2006
Title: Matching Theories to Philosophies in Education
Description: While studying the six main philosophies in education we can make some correlation with learning and instruction theories.
Type of Task: Individual, Student-centered, Supplemental activity, Unsupervised
Topics: Philosophies in Education
Learning and Instruction Theories
Course: Foundations in American Education
Audience: College General Ed
Learning Objectives: 1. To review the major philosophies in education.
2. To become familiar with a variety of teaching theories.
Text of Learning Exercise: Choose three different theories, read about them, and match each one to a
philosophy of education: perennialism, existentialism, progressivism, social
reconstructionism, humanism, essentialism. There may not be an exact match to a
philosophy, however, choose one and explain your rationale for your matching.
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