Pobojewska Aldona
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50(2014)4 - On teaching philosophy

Aldona Pobojewska

On a significant competence of a philosophy and ethics teacher

  • Language: Polish


Abstract

In this text I point out a very important competence of philosophy/ ethics teachers, which is their ability to distance themselves from their own views. In practice this is being expressed by, firstly, representing pluralism inherent in philosophy and, secondly, minimizing the manifestation of the teachers’s own theoretical preferences in class. I formulate the above approach as a person declaring that the primary purpose of education is not knowledge transfer, but encouraging students to engage in independent thinking and conscious rational self-determination.