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Ch 4: Major Philosophies of Education: Help and Review

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The Major Philosophies of Education chapter of this Foundations of Education Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the main educational philosophies. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of major philosophies of education.

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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a major philosophies of education unit of a standard Foundations of Education course. Topics covered include:

  • Behaviorism
  • Constructivism
  • Critical Theory
  • Humanism
  • Information Processing Theory
  • Jeffersonianism
  • Pragmatism
  • Perennialism
  • Progressivism
  • Realism
  • Connectionism

33 Lessons in Chapter 4: Major Philosophies of Education: Help and Review
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Philosophy of Discipline in the Classroom

1. Philosophy of Discipline in the Classroom

An effective philosophy of discipline for the classroom can make the difference between stunning success and disaster. In this lesson, we'll explore what it is and what elements make up an effective philosophy of discipline.

Behaviorism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

2. Behaviorism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

How can teachers use rewards and punishments to guide student behavior and learning? In this lesson, we will look at how behaviorism applies to the classroom, including the concepts of reinforcement, punishment, and extinction.

Constructivism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

3. Constructivism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

Learning through real-world experiences with others allows students to grow and understand things more easily. In this lesson, we'll examine constructivism in depth, including social learning, the zone of proximal development, and project-based learning.

Critical Theory: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

4. Critical Theory: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

Just because things have always been viewed a certain way, doesn't mean that way is correct. In this lesson, we'll explore critical theory and how teachers can open their classrooms up to offer everyone a chance at success.

Humanism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

5. Humanism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

How can you get students to live up to their potential? In this lesson, we'll explore humanism and some practical applications of it for the classroom, including how self-directed learning and self-evaluation can lead to lifelong learners.

Information Processing Theory: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

6. Information Processing Theory: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

How does information make its way to memory? How do people learn? In this lesson, we'll examine the information processing theory of learning, including the process of memory, cognitive load, chunking, and automaticity.

Jeffersonianism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

7. Jeffersonianism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

Thomas Jefferson was a founding father whose ideals have impacted much of modern American life, hundreds of years after his life. In this lesson, we'll look at the legacy he left in the American education system, a philosophy known as Jeffersonianism.

Pragmatism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

8. Pragmatism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

There are many different ways to approach education. Watch this lesson to find out about one of them, pragmatism, and the way that it combines practical and experiential learning to offer students a chance to grow and learn.

Perennialism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

9. Perennialism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

What should schools focus their curricula on? In this lesson, we'll examine perennialism, the philosophy of education that proposes that schools should focus on the classics and evergreen ideas, and we'll examine how teachers can design curricula based on this concept.

Progressivism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

10. Progressivism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

How do students learn best? And how can teachers help students grow? In this lesson, we'll examine progressivism, including the way that education can focus on the whole child. We'll also discuss active learning and the scientific method.

Realism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

11. Realism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

If a tree falls in a wood and no one hears it, does it make a sound? Find out what that classic riddle has to do with the Greek philosopher Aristotle and modern teaching methods in this lesson, which will cover educational realism.

Connectionism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

12. Connectionism: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples

Ever notice how the sight of a piece of chocolate cake can make you drool? In this lesson, we'll look at why that is and how it can influence a person's learning as we explore connectionism and the three laws associated with it.

Classroom Norms: Setting Expectations with Students

13. Classroom Norms: Setting Expectations with Students

Establishing classroom norms and setting expectations is an incredibly important first step towards helping your students behave responsibly and work to the best of their ability. This lesson will discuss some strategies to successfully establish classroom norms.

Co-Teaching: Benefits & Strategies

14. Co-Teaching: Benefits & Strategies

This lesson defines and highlights the benefits of co-teaching in the classroom. Examples of effective co-teaching models that are used in real-world classrooms are explored.

Graphic Organizer: Definition, Types & Examples

15. Graphic Organizer: Definition, Types & Examples

In this lesson, delve into the world of graphic organizers and gain an understanding of the definition and varieties. You'll also view examples of how they can be applied to foster a myriad of educational objectives.

Operant Conditioning in the Classroom: Definition and Examples

16. Operant Conditioning in the Classroom: Definition and Examples

Operant conditioning is a theory about human behavior that can be used in your classroom to manage students. This lesson contains a definition of operant conditioning in the classroom and several examples.

Positive Classroom Management Strategies

17. Positive Classroom Management Strategies

Do you find yourself spending more time on behavior in the classroom than actually teaching? Positive classroom management strategies can help decrease problem behaviors through the use of rules and reward systems.

Preschool Classroom Management Strategies

18. Preschool Classroom Management Strategies

Without a good management plan, your preschool classroom could devolve into chaos. This lesson will provide some strategies that will help you keep your preschool classroom organized and calm.

Promoting Community Involvement in Schools

19. Promoting Community Involvement in Schools

School districts are often at the physical center of their neighborhoods. Parents expect their schools to educate and care for their children, while offering the best of where they live, so it's a perfect marriage when the extended community is involved in the life and needs of the school.

Research on Technology in the Classroom

20. Research on Technology in the Classroom

These days, it's nearly impossible to find a classroom that doesn't have at least one computer in it. Fortunately, research suggests adding technology to a classroom can have a positive effect on teaching and learning.

Student Achievement: Definition, Factors & Research

21. Student Achievement: Definition, Factors & Research

What is student achievement? This lesson provides a general definition of student achievement, defines factors that impact a student's ability to achieve and explains what research shows about successful student achievement.

The Importance of Technology in the Classroom

22. The Importance of Technology in the Classroom

Technology has become an integral part of any classroom environment. This lesson will explain why technology is an important tool that every student and teacher should utilize.

Tips for Teaching Respect

23. Tips for Teaching Respect

Knowing how to garner and give respect is an important life skill; a skill that can and should be taught in the classroom. This lesson offers practical tips on how one practically goes about teaching respect in the classroom.

What are Learning Styles? - Types & Concept

24. What are Learning Styles? - Types & Concept

In this lesson, study the concept of learning styles and two well-known models used to show differing learning modes. Explore the implications various learning styles have on education and teaching.

What Is Collaborative Learning? - Benefits, Theory & Definition

25. What Is Collaborative Learning? - Benefits, Theory & Definition

Find out about collaborative learning, how it helps the individual student, and the theories behind it. After completing the lesson, take a short quiz to test your knowledge.

Socioeconomic Status & Education: Statistics & Impact

26. Socioeconomic Status & Education: Statistics & Impact

We hear about socioeconomic status often, but what does it mean when we talk about its relationship with education? This lesson will bring you up to speed as well as introduce relevant statistics about socioeconomic status and education.

Whole Brain Teaching: Rules & Strategies

27. Whole Brain Teaching: Rules & Strategies

Whole Brain Teaching is a type of teaching that uses the whole brain to engage students in learning. This lesson will teach you some of the basic rules and strategies of whole brain teaching.

What is a Learning Management System (LMS)?

28. What is a Learning Management System (LMS)?

In this lesson, we will define what a Learning Management System is, speak in detail about the many things that a Learning Management System can do, and describe what you can do with particular features of a LMS.

Educating the Whole Child: Approach & Examples

29. Educating the Whole Child: Approach & Examples

When we teach a student, we teach a whole person. Forgetting this, teachers sometimes treat students as disembodied brains. To educate the whole child, teachers must remember that their students have bodies, emotions, backgrounds, and interests.

Evidence-Based Practice in Education

30. Evidence-Based Practice in Education

In this lesson, we will look at what it means to include evidence-based best practices in education. We will also look at how valid evidence is gleaned from research-driven, credible sources.

What Is Lifelong Learning? - Definition & Benefits

31. What Is Lifelong Learning? - Definition & Benefits

In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of lifelong learning, as well as several of the benefits that come with it. Additionally, you'll see examples of how lifelong learning positively impacts everyday life.

Gregorc Learning Styles

32. Gregorc Learning Styles

Have you ever wondered how the mind works? In 1969, Anthony F. Gregorc, Ph.D., founded a theory to explain the ways a human brain processes information. Let's take a look at the four categories he devised to describe most learning styles.

Teachers' Beliefs & Differentiated Instruction

33. Teachers' Beliefs & Differentiated Instruction

Everyone has beliefs about how the world works. But how do these belief systems impact the way teachers teach? In this lesson, we'll examine the impact that teacher mindset has on whether and how they differentiate instruction.

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