A Study of Learning Based on Mulla Sadra’s Philosophy

Document Type : Original Research Article


Ph. D. Graduate in Islamic Teachings, University of Tehran, Iran


Theoretical and intellectual foundations in designing teaching and learning models cannot be overlooked in learning. This is because how we view humans, the human perception system, and the truth beyond the perception system are critical in shaping the learning process. Therefore, this paper examines learning based on Mulla Sadra’s philosophical propositions in these areas. This is done through an analytical-textual approach and by producing propositions regarding the essence and purpose of learning and how learning is achieved. This article explains that based on the philosophical foundations of Mulla Sadra’s philosophy, the central point of learning is creating existential unity and removing obstacles to this unity between the content of education (maʿlūm) and the learner (ʿālim). Therefore, in designing the learning process, one should only have a discovery and facilitation approach and plan the prerequisites and conditions for acquiring knowledge, namely, creating existential unity. Thus, learning does not simply involve bringing the individual to act but has a dynamic aspect and provides a suitable environment for learning.


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