Published: 30-06-2011, 06:57

Humanistic education - American Education

An approach to instruction vaguely (and arguably) defined as emphasizing the social and psychological as well as intellectual development of the student. The pedagogy of humanistic education usually includes evocation, both in and out of the classroom, of student feelings, along with the teaching of cooperation with, concern for and acceptance of others and the development of warm, interpersonal relationships. Depending on one’s definition, almost all renowned nondidactic educators, from Aristotle to John Dewey, may be said to have been somewhat humanistic in their approach to education.