n South African Journal of Higher Education - African philosophy of education : implications for teaching and learning : perspectives on higher education

Volume 18, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1011-3487



This article argues that one can speak of an African philosophy of education in the same way in which one refers to an Indian, Western, Chinese or Islamic philosophy of education. An African philosophy of education is a scientific enterprise which has three constitutive aspects: firstly, to be reasonable in one's articulations; secondly, to demonstrate moral maturity; and thirdly, to be attuned to deliberation. In this essay I argue that the efficacy of teaching and learning could be enhanced if framed according to these three aspects of an African philosophy of education.

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