What is Praxiology?


1) Formal: The knowledge of the fundamental disciplines which serve as the tools used to order all other knowledge. Mathematics, logic, and linguistics are prime examples of such fundamental disciplines.
2) Descriptive: The knowledge of scientific disciplines which seek to establish facts about phenomena and events and describe their interrelationships. The physical sciences, the biological sciences, and the social sciences are representative of descriptive knowledge.
3) Prescriptive: The knowledge of the disciplines comprising the humanities and fine arts which deal with beauty, truth, and goodness. Art, literature, and religion are sources of prescriptive knowledge.





Praxiology is the study of human action and conduct. Its root is in the Greek word "praxis" meaning to do, or the practice of an art, science, or technical occupation. Praxiology refers to the knowledge of practices which is recognized as one of the four major domains of knowledge --- [Formal1; Descriptive2; Prescriptive3; Praxiological].

Praxiology is perhaps best represented in higher education within certain professional schools and departments including law, engineering and medicine. Within these disciplines, training is largely designed around a clinical or professional body of subject matter which serves to bring about what is valued - or what ought to be - through action.

The focus of the Complete Teacherâ„¢ program is on the praxis of teaching, especially as it relates to the pre- and in-service preparation of teachers. In this regard a model was developed (Complete Teacherâ„¢ Model) to provide a simplified representation of the major role areas in which teachers must, by the very nature of their job, exhibit a high degree of competency. The model then served in the identification of desired teaching competencies; the selection of all training content and components; and the development of the Complete Teacherâ„¢ criterion-referenced delivery system.