Philosophy is defined by Webster as "Love and pursuit of wisdom by intellectual means and moral self-discipline" or "Investigation of the nature, causes, or principles of reality, knowledge, or values, based on logical reasoning rather than empirical methods." This essay is a general look at those who pursued that intellectual means, those who investigated, even those who reasoned Reason. Because volumes could be written and this is a rather quick, unworthy paper: apologizes.
Consequently, the rational step taken is to deconsecrate schools into outwardly irreversible place of esteemed value of social order (Kozol, 3). He further noted many ways of opening the issue in complete observation of the class, which he believed can be attained by the quotation of many respected people’s word, such as Horace Mann who was diffident in articulating the real utility of public schools. Nonetheless, he also provided some other ways of embarking on this which he conscientiously noted that has exposed their conjecture of public schools as adults (Kozol, 4). Additionally, he said the best way of achieving this is by disseminating this purpose to students through dialogue as recommended by Doris Lessing (Kozol 4). Finally, he stated that there is no deceit of learning to be a responsive, affectionate or sympathetic person.
There are several different concepts surrounding the topic of education but most problematic is in regards to the aims of education within society. With several aims proposed by educational philosophers there is confusion surrounding what education is for and which type of education best suits the individual. Lewis (2015) posed that education promotes student learning and potential as well as fostering of community and self esteem within a school environment. Overall education is the defining product of good citizens in contemporary society, with diverse cultures, social norms and political standpoints. Liberal, vocational and wellbeing education will be discussed throughout arguing that a combined approach to education is most relevant within modern society. The ethical obligations for teachers within education will also be discussed.
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” (Maya Angelou, 1969). Arguably, human development is one of the most important topics to understand in life. In studying the different parts of human development each week, I was able to better understand how and why humans interact with each other, the world, and oneself. Of the topics covered in this course, two discussions that really stood out were the nature versus nurture discussion in chapter 1 and the development of memory to the gradual loss of memory in chapter 8.
Education is a very important part of society. I feel that it should teach children how to function in a society, and learn the basics they will need to expand on for the rest of their life. I feel that it is used to teach moral, and ethical standards of living. The schools are used to help the children learn to function in life, and achieve the goals of their choosing. Education is important because without it I firmly believe that society would be a very savage institution. With the things that we teach in today’s schools we give the power to know the basics such as reading, writing, and math but we also give them the ability to function in a society. As a teacher I hope to set my student of fire. I want to see them come alive with a desire to want everything that is out there for them. I want to be able to make a difference in just one person’s life. If I can do this I would feel I have done what I am supposed to do. I want my students to know the world is theirs to take and do with it whatever they may choose.
Coming up with a guiding statement was not difficult. I have chosen “Let your desire for success influence your decisions.” If we remind ourselves that our choices may greatly impact our success then we would probably make better decisions. I will be the first to admit, not every decision I have made was the best but keeping in mind my new guiding statement, the next decision I make will be influenced by my desire for success.
When the average person thinks about growing up it is more than likely that they do not think about the term development. Yet Anita Woolfolk defined development in Educational Psychology as, “Orderly adaptive changes we go through between conception and death that remain for a reasonably ling period of time” (2014). Therefore, we are going through development all our lives. Now, there are a few principles of development. The first of which is that people do not develop at the same rate. Everyone has seen evidence of this principle. Think of the child in class who took much longer to grasp a concept than the rest of the students. Then there was the child that seemed to know everything or catch on to everything very quickly. Next is, the principle that development is relatively orderly. That is people walk before they run, they mumble nonsense before they can speak, and so forth. The final general principal of development is that development is a gradual process. It takes time for example for, “a student who cannot manipulate a pencil or answer a hypothetical question may well develop this ability, but the change is likely to take time” (Woolfolk, 2014). There was been a long debate about which is more of an important factor in development nature or nature. Those that believe nature is a more important factor are known as nativist and according to simplypsychology.org, “Their basic assumption is that the characteristics of the human species as a whole are a product of
The older I have gotten the more I have realized what really describes me as a person. I have been put through many tasks and challenges that were meant to change the way my personality tree has grown. School, friendship, losses, and gains have formed the clay I call my life and I am grateful for what my life has cooked up for me. These challenges have shown me what matters the most in life and what matters the least. More importantly they have shaped the way my personality is put into context today. Many people, famous or not, share the many personality traits and ideals I cherish and show every day. Many of them have described these ideals with famous words that have been remembered by many people for many years. There are three quotes I have heard and remembered that I take into context every day that describe me fully as a person. As a person I care most about one thing, family. Family is wholeheartedly the most important thing in my life. With that being said loyalty is one of my major rules and traits to live by on an everyday basis. Staying loyal and trustworthy to my peers, friends, and family has changed the way I think and act regularly. A trait I rarely recognize but think my personality tree was watered with when growing up was optimism. Optimism runs through my blood thanks to my mother and father who are the two most optimistic figures in my life. The links are evident to why and how my personality chain was put together throughout my life.
The majority of the world’s population has the ability to attend school and receive an education. The educational system is currently designed to give students the best education possible while being enforced by well-educated teachers. As education progresses, it is important to look back and reflect on the how education is presented and how curriculums are taught through social, professional and political standpoints. There have been many educational philosophers and theorist throughout history and each have left their mark. However, there is one that stands out from the rest and he is John Amos Comenius.
‘[T]he common law does not regard corpses as property, perpetuating a legal myth that dates back to the seventeenth century, and is now firmly entrenched in English law and in common law jurisdictions with derivative legal systems.’
This is an example of the Socratic dialog laid out by Plato. Plato was a philosopher and educator whom believed that education was the key to society. As a student, I realize how my education was impacted by philosophers such a Plato, Montessori, and Dewey. As a future teacher, it is my responsibility to decide which philosophies of education I believe and which methods I would use to impact my students. For this reason, I am going to explore three different types of philosophy as presented by Plato, Maria
OLCG25 considered this an important question to contemplate as it reflects on the future of education, the purpose of educational objectives and incited learning experiences. It gave the group the opportunity to consider the benefits of philosophical inquiry for society and the individual which is important for future educators as this type of planning and enquiry
The learning at school these days is not enough for the children because the education system fall around the concept of academics and that alone is not what the kids need. The monotonous teaching method used by the teachers at school does not motivate the children to concentrate in class. It is therefore very important for them to learn rather than just studying for the exams only. It is essential for these kids to master the concept and apply it throughout their lives. The students undergo a boring lecture and after that, they wonder about its relevance to the real world life. The teachers, therefore, are just there to make students go through chapter by chapter with the main aim of only making sure the students just pass the examinations. If the students are thought the values and the importance of the education then they would do much better in terms of performance and they will be in a position to apply the concept in the real-life situation and be able to come up with the solutions to problem-solving. The main aim of this essay is to discuss why the education is not enough.
The notion of a philosophy of education can be understood as a governing concept used by those within the education sector to determine the way they think they should inspire students or the way they believe students should be inspired. While personal, these philosophies are often times compared to the educational standards in place. This paper analyzes my personal philosophy of education as it relates to its formation as well as its current and future application.