Plato’s philosophy of Idealism in effect states that ideas are the only true reality (Ozmon & Craver, 2008).
Plato did not reject materialism.
Plato believed materialism is constantly changing and takes on many forms and variations.
Plato believed that ideals are lasting and enduring.
The principle behind idealism is to provide an education person who is a good person and who can become a productive member of society based on how the knowledge is applied to behavior, moral, and ethical development of the individual (Ozmon & Carver, 2008).
The idea that belief is idealism and idealism is linked to dialectic thinking and practice, is linked to the current method of teaching and facilitating.
Ozmon, H. A. & Carver, S. M. (2008). Philosophical foundations of education (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Merrill Prentice Hall.