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Функции на философията в средното образование в България
Functions of Philosophy in Bulgarian Secondary Education

Author(s): Dimitar Elchinov, Nikoleta Nikolova
Subject(s): Philosophy, Social Sciences, Education, Psychology, Civil Society, Sociology, School education, Individual Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Social development, Social differentiation, Sociology of Education
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: philosophy; education; analysis; argumentation; communication; dialogue

Summary/Abstract: The article succinctly presents the functions of Philosophy in Bulgarian high school education. These functions include: 1) exercising of linguistic competencies and clarification of verbal behaviour as to help students construct and apply criteria for meaningful statements; 2) when Philosophy is practiced in a dialogical format it serves as a precondition for learning argumentation, justification, and gives one better ability to change their position on the basis of a rational inquiry; 3) аs a social discipline, Philosophy develops the communicative abilities of the students and serves as a unique cultural technique. The text follows the descriptions of these crucial functions and is partly based on direct observations on the current educational status quo in Bulgaria.

  • Issue Year: 26/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 86-99
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Bulgarian