One of the most important schools of philosophy of education is pragmatism.
Pragmatism stands between idealism and materialism a sort of compromise.
It's the difference in learning ideas versus learning through practice.
Experiential learning is all about practice and figuring out how to discover knowledge through experience.
Its origin can be traced from the Sophists philosophers of ancient Greece who held that man is the measure of all things.
The term pragmatism derives its origin from a Greek word meaning to do, to make, to accomplish. Everyone is tested on the touch-stone of experience.
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Let's look closer at how Sally can apply the basic principles of pragmatism to her lesson planning. The idea of practical learning is that education should apply to the real world.
Okay, Sally understands that education should be practical. For example, if Sally is teaching students who live in an urban area, there might not be much practical application for them to learn about agricultural science.