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Plato’s Philosophy of Education and Its Implications to Counselling (Published)

The focus of this work is on the implication of Plato’s philosophy of education on counselling. It unveiled that Plato’s philosophy of education hinges on education for all boys and girls to the limits of their ability and in the same analysis, people should be educated according to their various talents and abilities. This has implication for trait and factor theory in counselling which surmises that decisions about vocations are not adequate if one does not understand himself as much as the characteristics of the vocation which an individual want to pursue. At the end, recommendations were made which includes, for the avoidance of wastages, talents should be engaged where they fit in and that the curriculum should be flexible.

The focus of this work is on the implication of Plato’s philosophy of education on counselling. It unveiled that Plato’s philosophy of education hinges on education for all boys and girls to the limits of their ability and in the same analysis, people should be educated according to their various talents and abilities. This has implication for trait and factor theory in counselling which surmises that decisions about vocations are not adequate if one does not understand himself as much as the characteristics of the vocation which an individual want to pursue. At the end, recommendations were made which includes, for the avoidance of wastages, talents should be engaged where they fit in and that the curriculum should be flexible.

Keywords: Counselling, Implication, Philosophy of Education

REALIZATION OF THE NATURE AND ROLE OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION IN MODERN PEDAGOGY (Published)

The Christian philosophy of education is directly opposed to the public philosophy of education. Due to this philosophical difference, the goals, objectives and purposes of Christian schools (Education) are different from those of the public schools. It is important that pastors, teachers, parents and stakeholders in education fully understand the basis for the Christian philosophy of education and its implications. The Christian philosophy of education calls for an educational process that puts the Bible at the centre and asks the student and the teacher to evaluate all they see in the world through the eyes of God. It is purposed to return both learners and instructors to God’s honour in their lives, for the purpose of education is to build character; it is to mould a life that honours the Lord (‘a vessel unto honour, meet for the master’s use and prepared for every good work’ -II Tim. 2:21). In this sense realizing Christian Education in modern pedagogy primarily brings instructors and learners to the knowledge of God. The teaching of good character, qualities and moral principles provides a framework for successful life, skills, social well-being and protection from certain behavioural consequences. True education, most simply stated, is teaching about God’s creation and His providence.

Keywords: Christian Education, Education, Pedagogy, Philosophy of Education