Jean Piaget And Lev Vygotsky And Vygotsky 's Views On Teaching Philosophy And The Children Of The Future Essay

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Introduction:
Dewey predicted that “if we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” (John Dewey, 1944). This made great sense to me while I was doing my observation period in January 2015. During this period I observed that every teacher has a different learning and teaching philosophy, therefore I would like to describe my own teaching and learning philosophy and by whom I was influenced. In my discussion I will elaborate on the philosopher: John Dewey with his philosophy: “Progressivism” and other philosophers: Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky with their philosophy: “Constructivism”. I am also going to elaborate on my ideas on teaching, learning and the children of the future in my class together with how Dewey, Piaget and Vygotsky influenced my thinking.

Why I want to become a teacher:
I choose this Foundation Phase course so that I can become one of many teachers to make a difference in a learner’s life or simply just making a difference in the education of our country. At first I did not even think about becoming a teacher as for me it seemed to be a lot of work. I have never seen myself as one, yet I still enrolled in this course. I really do like helping people and going to a school earlier in this year made me realise that I am in the right course, because simply by just standing in the class and explaining an activity and their reaction to understanding it, brought great pleasure and warmth to me. It was also amazing to me how some of

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