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ITL600: Becoming a Teacher: Teaching Philosophy Resources

Additional Library Resources for Inspired Teaching Philosophy

Philosophy of Education Background Overviews

Selected encyclopedia articles from online reference collections:

Philosophy of Education Terms

Dictionaries are a good place to find definitions of terms.  Educational dictionaries provide definitions from the field of practice.  Use the following online dictionary available through the Library to find the educational philosophy terms discussed in this class:

Collins, J. W., & O'Brien, N. P. (Eds.). (2011). The Greenwood Dictionary of Education (2nd ed.). Westport, CT: Greenwood. Retrieved from

  • Perennialism
  • Essentialism
  • Behaviorism
  • Progressivism
  • Humanism
  • Existentialism
  • Reconstructionism
  • Postmodernism (Critical Theory)

Using the same dictionary, you can search the broad schools of philosophical thought:

  • Idealism
  • Realism
  • Pragmatism
  • Existentialism

Search for more dictionaries from the Library Catalog.