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Learning Exercise: Matching Theories to Philosophies in Education

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


Submitted by:
Evelyn J. Brouwer
Date Last Modified:
April 06, 2006


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.



  • College General Ed


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.

Type of Task

  • Individual
  • Student-centered
  • Supplemental activity
  • Unsupervised