Understanding Educational Philosophy

Philosophy has been around since man was there (Pidarta, 2001). Philosophy comes from the Greek, Taitu philos which means love and Sophia which means wisdom or truth. So, philosophy means love of wisdom or truth. Philosophy means the establishment of the life or outlook on life. By scientific definition of the business philosophy of radical thinking and the results obtained from the describing and expressed a systematic and thorough view of the universe and the place of human birth to.

Education is an effort to develop the human potential of learners both potential physical potential creativity, taste, and karsanya, so that it becomes a real potential and can function in the course of his life. Basic education is a universal human ideals. Private education is supposed to prepare the balance, unity. organic, harmonious, dynamic. human life in order to achieve the goal.

Philosophy of education is the result of thought and contemplation in depth samapai roots on education (Pidarta, 2001). The foundation of educational philosophy is a set of philosophies that made ​​a point of departure in education. Philosophical foundation of education is in fact a system of ideas about education and dedukasi or derived from a common philosophical idea which system is recommended by a particular school of philosophy. There are implications for the relationship between the ideas in the branches of the general philosophy of education agasan tehadap ideas. Philosophical foundation of education does not contain concepts about education as it is, it contains about educational concepts that should or aspired.

In the philosophical foundation of education also there are various schools of thought. This comes as the implications of the streams contained in philosophy. So the foundation philosophy of education has recognized the existence of the philosophical foundations of education Idealism, Realism, and Pragmatism.

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