Learning Exercise

Matching Theories to Philosophies in Education

While studying the six main philosophies in education we can make some correlation with learning and instruction theories.
Course: Foundations in American Education
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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.

Topics

Philosophies in Education
Learning and Instruction Theories

Learning Objectives

1. To review the major philosophies in education.
2. To become familiar with a variety of teaching theories.