Examples Of Critical Rationalism

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It is not easy to understand the African philosophy because you have to find different methods that are used to explain it. Letseka (2012:17) argues before we get to understand this philosophical perspective try by firstly understanding what philosophy is. Heidegger (cited by Letsaka, 2012:16) explains that the term philosophy was or is derived from the Greek language ‘philosophia’ which means path. The term explains mostly the Western-European history. Philosophy is a form of guidance in individuals, it sets outs ways to lives, criticism, worldview and self-reflection and how or what you think of other people (Letseka, 2012:19) Higgs and Smith (2012:55) explain African Philosophy as method African philosophers used to answer to the challenges…show more content…
Miller (2007) has different steps that he clearly simplified to explain critical rationalism. Firstly knowledge is about noticing the problem. A teacher can address this by finding out barriers that learners are experiencing in her classroom, ask for assistance about the circumstance of the community. As Miller (2007:2) clearly stated the second step is brainstorming solutions to solve the problems faced with, most township schools have non-teaching stuff, people who help around the school, the teacher can ask the principle to arrange a meeting with them to discuss different problems she/he has realized in the classroom concerning the learners and ask them to suggest some solutions to this matter. The last one is clearly is evaluation of the solutions. African philosophy encourages people to work together and become one; it encourages team work, adding to that critical rationalism is also about working to together and problem solving. Anon (2010:1) explains that African philosophy lacks critical thinking but critical rationalism encourages it. They can be combined to solve a…show more content…
It takes more than one person to raise a child. Landberg (2008:215) shows an illustration of Bronfenbrenner’s ecological system theory. The first component is Macrosystem which is all about community, culture, religion which is exactly some things that explain African philosophy… The second one is exosystem which is all about education and health, this are places that can evaluate a child’s well-being. Mesosytem- extended family, friends, neighbours etc. and lastly is the nuclear family. Looking at the features and the way Letsaka (2012:18) explains African philosophy is the same components explained differently. Teachers can use both Bronfenbrenner’s ecological system theory and African philosophy to tackle challenges they are faced with in collaboration with other parties. Critical rationalism can be used or collaborated with Epstein model for partnership (Landsberg, 2008:218). The model is divided six sub-sections. 1-parenting, 2-communication, 3-voluteering, 4-extended learning, 5-decision making and lastly
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