The Philosophy of Education deals with how children should be educated, what they should be educated in, and what the ultimate purpose of education should be for society. This is an often neglected field of philosophy and, when it is addressed, it tends to only be in educational programs designed to train teachers — in this context, it is a part of pedagogy, which is learning how to teach. For religious theists, the philosophy of education can often be tightly integrated with theology and religious indoctrination in order to instill religious values, doctrines, and commitment at a young age.
I believe that one cannot teach profoundly and constructively without a philosophy. Our educational philosophy ought to be humane and guided by the spirit of compassion and mercy. Every student has a creative spark. This spark makes us truly human, gives continuity to existence and gives hope for the future. Man sees himself in manifestations, not an essence. Perhaps this spark indicates that nothing is impossible if we have the patience and intelligence. I believe in creative possibilities of subject matter and in competence in basic skills, but there are preludes to genuine creativity. I believe that teaching is the most occupation of mankind. Teaching must be dramatic, profound and enjoyable. If this is not, our philosophy is inadequate.
I believe that discussion method is the heart of education. Discussion implies the convertibility of both student and teacher that neither takes a dogmatic position, but both maintain a position of fallibility. Teacher must be willing to accept novelty. Teaching indicates fallacy of cyclical view of life. Teaching demonstrates that life is not vanity, but an invitation to creativity. “Education can prosper only in an atmosphere of freedom. Freedom can never be maintained by authoritarian means”.
There are no poor teachers only unawakened teachers. There are no poor students but unmotivated ones. Use of audio-visual techniques can change this situation. Use of psychiatric methods will expand in education. I believe in scientific measurements as a means not as an end in education. I believe that education represents kingdom of God on earth.