The following two essays summarize some of the key elements of the information I learned from the course American Education: Past and Present. I cite expert opinion, research findings, lecture notes and my own investigatory opinion while answering the following two questions:
- Taking into consideration the three best ways by which we obtain knowledge (received, discovered, constructed), what are the implications for achieving proper balance in teaching and learning?
- Of all the individuals and philosophies we have discussed during this course, select one or two whose ideas have influenced you the most. What are those ideas, and what relevance do they have to your own philosophy?