Educational Praxis in Plato and Aristotle

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Title: Educational Praxis in Plato and Aristotle
Author: Emmick, Christopher, 1980-
Abstract: Philosophy of education should be unfolded alongside a deep understanding of how critical thinking transforms the student/teacher relation as a form of philosophic praxis. This account primarily draws on the philosophic works of Plato and Aristotle, but also engages a variety of contemporary thinkers on the question of education as philosophically transformative critical thinking. The dialogic structure of Plato's Republic demonstrates the relation between character and logos in a way that shows learning as praxis in self-realization. Aristotle's inquiry into psuche provides understanding and language for the inner life ofa learner that is both active and complex. I argue that, in its most basic formulation, critical thinking names a process that allows students to harness their voice and mature in the classroom while also presenting teachers with the ability to participate in the active learning of their teaching environment.
Description: vii, 66 p. A print copy of this title is available from the UO Libraries, under the call number: KNIGHT LB85.P7 B367 2007
Date: 2007-12

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