American Educational Philosophy: A Graphic Organization

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Children are born with potential to become good or evil; With open education students may never feel motivated to learn specific topics (Noddings, 1998)

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American Educational Philosophy: A Graphic OrganizationBee ThaoKaplan UniversityED553-01Elizabeth KindallDecember 6, 2010American Educational PhilosophyName & time period John Locke, 1632-1704Christian von Wolff, 1679-1754Jean Jacques Rousseau, 1712-1778Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826Horace Mann,1796-1859Edward L. Thorndike, 1874-1949Main beliefsMind is a blank slate; knowledge derived from experience and empirical thought processes (Sass, n.d.)Mind consists of 3 faculties: will, emotions, & intellect; Intellect must be developed to control the will and emotions (Hettche, 2006)Children are naturally good; Open education for students, who guide their own instruction through hands on experiences (Noddings, 1998)Selectivity of higher education (Shmoop, 2010); Educated citizenship to support and balance government; Separation of education and religion (Jewett, 1996)Proponent of non-sectarian public education; disuse of corporal punishment and educational reform (Ritchie, n.d.; Virtuology, 2001)Learning consists of habits strengthened through repetition until the desired results are achieved ("Connectionism", n.d.); Believed in active learning and opposed lectures (Clark, 2010)Contributions"tabula rasa" (Sass, n.d.)Faculty Psychology (Hettche, 2006)Importance of childhood; Open education (Noddings, 1998)Separation of religion from school as well as government (Jewett, 1996; Shmoop, 2010)Teacher colleges, school registe

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