Every person has his or her idea of what education should be. One wants to be educated or go to universities so he or she could have a higher degree. Some other person wants to get education just to fulfill one's self. Many people get college education thinking that they can make more money. Education is not about money; it is a lifetime process that enables one to satisfy one's inner self. It makes a person feel good for who they are inside.
incorporate into my curriculum are those of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who believed that everyone posses in the depth of our being certain feelings and passions, and when these feelings are first shielded from polluted influences in our culture, and then liberated and allowed to control our conduct, may we posses true understanding and virtue. I also like those of Progressivism which is respect for individuality, relevant to the needs and interests of students. Along with these two theories I think educators need to include some perennialism which is a general, liberal, humanistic approach because we all need the basics and then build upon those to discover who we are and what we want to gain from education and life. I believe we have come to a point in our society where we have lost track of traditional American virtues and what our country was founded on. My wish as an educator would to be able to bring back some of the back to basics approach into the public school system. For teachers to really be effective we should choose the
A teacher once told me that it is not his job to teach a bunch of facts; it is his job to teach people to think and actually use their minds. Too often in education, the focus of classrooms is on the material being taught, instead of the students. In my personal experience I have found that students are not challenged to think nearly enough. They are told information and expected to regurgitate it back to the teacher. Is this truly the goal of education? I certainly hope not. Education is about teaching children to think, create ideas, and become individuals. This idea, along with a love for children, is the driving force in my decision to become a teacher.
My philosophy of education is almost wholly derived from my own experiences as a student. I have always had a love of learning, but have not exactly felt the same way about school, in part because I was bored with the classes and material. My teaching methods and views of learning reflect the idea I have of how I would have liked my teachers to teach.
When I came to college, I debated on a major, trying to find a career that would be satisfying to me. After much pondering, I decided that education is the right path for me. I now find that not only do I think it is the right career, but I have a passion for helping children succeed.
The classroom will follow an authoritative structure. The teacher will primarily be responsible for making and enforcing rules. However, we will work together as a group to solve problems. The classroom will be organized in a way that will encourage learning but, discourage bad behavior. The classroom will be set up with a dramatic play corner, a gross motor area, a mathematical quarter, an art and science section, and a reading corner.
Education is what most of society sees as the stepping stone to a successful life. Personally, I believe education shapes us into the people we become, as well what leads us to the successes and failures all people meet; education is the foundation of life. Personally, I believe in the value of a high school English and literature class. Education is to be seen as a lifelong pursuit, rather than a stopping point, or a stepping stone. Knowledge gives us the power we need to survive in a modern-day society. Without education, we would lack the development and ability necessary to thrive in today’s world. Schools give us the training that is required to survive. The role of school in society is to prepare us for the obstacles and
teaching and learning. Many children in the world today are getting some kind of education. Whether it is at home or in a classroom, education is everywhere. Many of the teachers today have a philosopher that they use as a reference to their everyday teaching or use some of their methods to teach their students. In this paper I'm going to express my meaning of education and the different aspects that each and every teacher should follow. I'm going to start with nature of students than follow into with these topics: nature of knowledge, purpose of education, why it is important, things I want to accomplish as a teacher,
Students are the key to our future. In order for them to make sound decisions in life they must be able to understand the consequences for the choices they make. My goal as a teacher will be to make sure they receive the knowledge to make those decisions. I want to be a teacher so that I can mold students to be intelligent, productive citizens in our society. I want to be a role model, someone children can look up to and emulate. I believe I am worthy and capable of being a teacher because I am intelligent, compassionate, and of high moral character. I believe I can encourage students to become the best person they can be. To achieve these goals, there are factors I need to consider, such as:
It is impossible to ever cease to learn because complete knowledge can never be attained and it is the nature of human beings to constantly seek new information to better understand the world around them. As Aristotle simply stated, “All men by nature desire knowledge.” It is not solely by our own initiative that we obtain knowledge, but it is also attained through the direction of other people. This therefore places an enormous responsibility for certain individuals to step up as the primary sources of knowledge to further human understanding of the world. These individuals, the teachers, are given the responsibility and
Ever since I was in the seventh grade I knew that teaching was the profession for me. I had a wonderful teacher, Cathy Adkins, who was and still is my greatest inspiration. She was not like any teacher I had in the past. She was different. I call it the “personal effect,” because she just wasn’t a teacher, she was a friend. I know we are taught not to make friends with students, but it really does make a difference. I want to be the kind of teacher that a student feels comfortable coming to about anything, one that can take time out of there personal life because a student needs them. I want to make a difference; I will make a difference, even if it is just one child. Maybe that
In terms of philosophy, I feel I benefit most from the pragmatic approach to teaching. This approach states that teachers feel the classroom is a community of learners, not just a teacher standing in front of a group of students. I believe this is true because it is my opinion that if the teacher is learning and exploring along with the students, the students are more likely to be involved and interested in what is being taught. I also believe the strategies of teaching by problem solving and encouraging democratic procedures are the most profitable in today’s society. My beliefs in student involved activities, emphasis of curriculum, and democratic classroom management are all part of the pragmatic approach.
My personal teaching method will be a mixture of progressivism and essentialism. As a science teacher I think projects, cooperative learning, critical thinking and obviously scientific investigation are essential for learning. Science is not effectively learned by reading only. It is a subject of experimenting! Although I feel experimentation is very effective, I also believe that lecture, recitation and discussion are very beneficial. I would also go on to say these are essential points when teaching any subject. Students need a sense of uniformity in the classroom, but they also need variety.
The philosophy of education is not a topic that can be fully taught and understood by reading and studying a textbook, or a few textbooks for that matter. I believe that the philosophy of education is somewhat subjective, rather than objective, and that there exists numerous answers to what is the “philosophy of education”. I feel that one’s answers can not be expressed with a single word nor a sentence; and that one has to “experience” rather than just read to find the answer. Yes, a huge part of education involves learning in a classroom, however, a lot of education is also learned through experiences in life. We go through schooling to learn the fundamental concepts and thinking modalities so that we can take all of this learned knowledge and apply it to and use it for the everyday situations in our lives and in the real world. So, I believe that all people should and deserve to go to school and get an “education” that they can use for a “lifetime”.
I believe that there are many important things in the life of a human being; among those things is education. Getting an education is the key to a successful life. Getting educated gives you the opportunity to see many doors open along your path. I am really sad to say that when I was growing up, I did not think that education was as important as I do right now, I believe it was because of the way I was being raised.