- Title: Philosophy in Education and Research
- Editor: M Sefotho
- Publisher: Van Schaik
- Country of Origin: South Africa
- Publication Year: 2018
- ISBN: 9780627035012
- Bib. Info: Paperback; 192pp
Philosophy developed as a form of rational inquiry practised in the cities of Ancient Greece. It involves the pursuit of wisdom and is both the predecessor and the complement of science, developing those issues that underlie science, and pondering those questions that are beyond the scope of science. In spite of a reputation as a difficult and abstract subject, philosophy is inseparable from our daily life. It has to do with our ideas of ourselves and the universe, and understanding the self and our existential space in the world. Philosophy in education and research maps the relationship between philosophy and research with the objective of advancing critical thinking skills.
Philosophy in education and research aims to demystify philosophy for education students at all levels of study. Taking a practical, problem-solving approach, it sets out terminology and the origin of theories in the education curriculum within the context of South Africa’s history and societal change.