My Education Philosophy

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As an educator, my personal mission statement is to master my subject area in order to serve as a role model for my students thereby producing students who thoroughly understand the subject matter, and who develop holistically. In order to achieve this goal I must have a set education philosophy with a strong Christian worldview. I must also have a general understanding of the different world and education philosophies.
Metaphysics
Metaphysics is defined as the branch of philosophy that examines the true nature of reality whether visible or invisible. Metaphysics includes the relationship between mind and matter, substance and attribute, and, fact and value.
Idealists believe that only the mental is ultimate reality and that the mental world of ideas is permanent, regular and orderly (Berumen, 2014). They affirm that reality is essentially spiritual or mental and denies the possibility of knowing anything except ideas. Idealists theorize that ultimate reality is solely in the mind and argues that the universe is an expression of highly generalized intelligence and will (Gutek, 1997, p. 18). In summary, Idealists believe that what exists really exists, and cannot be changed because it is permanent, and cannot be new because it is regular.
In contrast to Idealists, Pragmatists believes that there are no unchanging or eternal truths. Pragmatists reject…
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