Plato's Philosophy of Educational Measurement

Rungnupa Leing


The purpose of this article is to present Plato's philosophy of measurement.  In this study, three major issues are considered based on the rationality. First of all,  it discusses about the drawbacks of using numbers or scores as a basis for students' educational measurement. In this section, the author explains how the problem arises when measuring students’ educational quality based on only numbers under the implications of Plato’s philosophy of measurement indicating how the proper measurement is.  Secondly, the author presents an issue of Plato's Theory of Human Nature to assure the argument that the effective educational measurement shall be consistent to human nature. The third section presents the ways to measure the education quality indicating that the use of numbers or scores in measurement  should be balanced, that is both intellectual and the spiritual skills (moral and ethical aspects) should be measured

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