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The Concept of Education (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 17)

1st Edition

Edited by R.S. Peters


236 pages

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A series of public lectures given at the Institute of Education, University of London provides the nucleus around which this collection, originally published in 1967, is gathered. This collection provides comprehensive coverage of a complex theme which will be of interest to those involved in the fields of philosophy and education alike. Topics covered include:the logical and psychological aspects of learning, the concept of play, rule and routines, teaching and training, philosophical models of teaching.


'This valuable book does show very clearly that…careful analysis of the concepts used in education can only clarify the issues involved.'- Spectator

Table of Contents

1. What is an Educational Process? R. S. Peters 2. The Logical and Psychological Aspects of Learning D. W. Hamlyn 3. The Logical and Psychological Aspects of Teaching a Subject Paul H. Hirst 4. Conditioning and Learning G. Vesey 5. The Concept of play R. F. Dearden 6. Rules and Routines Max Black 6. Teaching and Training Gilbert Ryle 8. Philosophical Models of Teaching Israel Scheffler 9. Instruction and Learning by Discovery R. F .Dearden 10. Learning and Teaching Michael Oakeshott 11. Indoctrination J. P. White 12. On Teaching to be Critical John Passmore

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects