Perennialism

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Perennialism

  1. 1. Perennialism Presented by: Ms. Joy M. Avelino MA Ed-ELT
  2. 2. Perennialism•The most conservative,traditional, or flexible philosophy.•Perennialists believe that oneshould teach the things that onedeems to be of everlastingpertinence to all peopleeverywhere.
  3. 3. Nature•Views truth as constant anduniversal.•Education is good if it enables thestudent to acquire knowledge ofunchanging principles.
  4. 4. Assumption•Education should cultivate human’srational mind.•Education should stimulate humansto think critically and thoughtfully.
  5. 5. Educational Aim •To develop power of thought, internalize truths that are universal and constant. • to ensure that students acquire understandings about the great ideas of Western civilization.
  6. 6. Teaching methods ~Subject-centered ~Methods of disciplining the mind through reading and discussion.
  7. 7. Character Development Develop the intellect of all learners and prepare them for life.
  8. 8. Role of teachers ~A known master of discipline.
  9. 9. PERENNIALISTS
  10. 10. Robert Maynard Hutchins (1929-1951)
  11. 11. Mortimer J. Adler (1902-2001)
  12. 12. Jacques Maritain (1882-1973)
  13. 13. “Education implies teaching. Teaching implies knowledge. Knowledge is truth.The truth everywhere is the same. Hence, education should be everywhere the same.”

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