Content And Character : An Essential And Perennial View Of Education

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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Content and Character: An Essential and Perennial View of Education

A PAPER
SUBMITTED TO DR. THOMAS MARSHALL
IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT
OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COURSE
EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY FOR TEACHERS
EDUC 305 (B03)

BY
Heather Clarke
L2674650
8 June 2015
ABSTRACT:
TBD INTRODUCTION After several years of study to become an educator, it is my belief that the main goal of education should be to produce responsible, functioning members of society. Our curriculums should give students practical knowledge that will not become obsolete in the next few years. Our students should be capable of using logic and reasoning to apply their education to real-world contexts. A strong grasp of basic content knowledge is what helps propel students toward success in every career field. My philosophy aligns most closely to that of essentialist and perennialist classrooms due to their beliefs on education, incorporation of technology in the classroom, variety of instructional methods, and consistent success (Braley, Layman, & White, 2003). The following discussion will help outline my essential and perennial inspired philosophy of education.
WORLDVIEW AND PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE Humans are sinful by nature, and they must learn to be good. Adam and Eve brought sin upon humanity in the Garden of Eden, and now we must seek redemption through Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:22, ESV). As Christians, we must aim to do all things with the goal of
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