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Philosophy's Contribution to Educational Practices

3) In a matrix, compare the evolution of each philosopher's theory(Socrates, Plato, John Locke, and Aristotle), and discuss how it has been integrated into current educational practices in the following domains:
a. classroom engagement
b. teaching and learning
c. parent or community involvement
d. student social or emotional support
4) Additionally, write a 500-750 words reflection analysis that delineates at least two philosophers whose corresponding theories have had a significant impact in education and most closely align to your own current beliefs and philosophy. Explain the similarities shared between your beliefs and the philosophies chosen. How have these theories impacted your actions or beliefs within the educational environment?

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Socrates was a philosopher who was interested in discovering how we know knowledge, not just on knowledge itself. His method of teaching, the Socratic method, utilized questioning as a way of bringing students to conclusions and the acquisition of knowledge. Instead of responding with an answer, Socrates would "answer" his students with another question. This helped students to find truths for themselves. He would often play devil's advocate as well; pretending innocence to another's intrinsic beliefs. Using his method teachers today have found a way to turn over some of the control in the classroom to their students. By continuously asking questions instead of providing answers teachers are empowering the students to lead discussion and therefore some of the learning outcomes associated with specific lessons or topics. This serves to engage students more deeply in the learning process. It also serves ...

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Comparsion of philosopher's theories (Socrates, Plato, John Locke, and Aristotle) and their contributions to current educational practices including: classroom engagement, teaching and learning, parent and community involvement, student social or emotional support.