Education theory

Education theory

Education theory is the theory or the philosophy of the purpose, application and interpretation of education and learning. Its history begins with classical Greek educationalists and rhetoric and includes, since the 18th century, pedagogy and andragogy. In the 20th century, "theory" has become an umbrella term for a variety of scholarly approaches to teaching, assessment and education law, most of which are informed by various strands of educational philosophy.


* Critical theory
* Cultural studies
* Theory of multiple intelligences
* Student engagement
* Student voice

Educational theorists

* Charles Beard
* Theodore Brameld
* John Dewey
* George Counts
* Paulo Freire
* Howard Gardner
* Henry Giroux
* John Caldwell Holt
* Bell Hooks
* Ivan Illich
* Jonathan Kozol
* Peter McLaren
* Maria Montessori
* Harold Rugg
* Richard Mitchell
* Allan Bloom

ee also

* Alternative education
* Democratic school
* Education reform
* Learning by teaching
* Paideia Proposal
* Philosophy of education
* Socratic method

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