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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers: EDUCATION (Major) (Philosophical Foundations of Education) ' (November)-2013

Course: 101
(Philosophical Foundations of Education)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions

1. (a) Who said the following? 1x4=4
  1. “By education, I mean an all-round drawing out of the best in the child and man – body, mind and spirit.”
  2. “Knowledge of the true nature of different things is philosophy.”
  3. “Individuality is of no value and personality is a meaningless term apart from the social environment in which they are developed.”
  4. “Education is the dynamic side of philosophy.”
(b) Fill in the blanks: 1x4=4
  1. The main advocate of the individual aim of education was ____.
  2. According to Buddhism, everything in this world is transient and ____.
  3. The school of philosophy associated with John Dewey is ____.
  4. The word ‘philosophy’ is derived from two Greek words, ____ and ____.
2. Write short notes on the following: 4x4=16
  1. Education for Leisure.
  2. Philosophy and Aim of Education.
  3. Individual Aim of Education.
  4. Educational implications of Vedanta Philosophy.
3. Write a note on the functions of education. 10
4. Discuss the scope of philosophy and explain how it has influenced the determination of the aims of education.        4+6=10
Discuss the relation between philosophy and the method of teaching. 10
5. Mention the determinants of educational aims. Write a note on the sociological aim as a determinant of educational aim. 2+7=9
Write a note on the moral aim of educational and its role in moulding the character of the pupils. 6+3=9
6. Write about the eightfold Yoga in Indian philosophy and its educational implications. 8+7=15
Explain the Four Noble Truths of Buddha and justify their educational implications. 7+8=15
7. What is meant by the term ‘idealism’? Explain its influence in the field of education in relation to curriculum and discipline. 3+8=11
Discuss the contribution of Pragmatism towards the method of teaching and role of teacher. 5+6=11


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