Fundamental questions in education
Some problems never disappear, they are simply “insolvable”.
“Fundamental questions in education” is a collective term for a series of problems, which are fundamental for both educational practice and theoretical construction. These are problems that cannot be “solved” and that do not disappear but that can be understood/approached in various ways. Often we think of these problems as being philosophical in character. In the practical sphere this may evolve around the problem of authority, the role of the teacher and what perspective on humanity/human life that influence the educational practice. What goals education should have, and to what extent can such goals be legitimized, are also fundamental questions. In the more theoretical sphere we have for instance questions concerning what educational theory is, and how we can use such theories. The term “Bildung” also plays a central part in fundamental questions in education.