My Philosophy of Education Essay

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My Philosophy of Education

My philosophy of education has evolved from working with students and different educational programs. In order to have a philosophy on education, the term education should be defined. Education is a process that involves reasoning and synthesizing new concepts and information. Education does not take place in confined boundaries. Education should be a continual growth process. For the purposes of this essay, the primary focus will be on my philosophy of education within the framework of the school systems.

Throughout my experiences with education, I have developed a sense of the important purposes of education. A holistic curriculum should be an important component of education. Teachers should
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A school is a place for students to expand scholastically, socially, and culturally. However, it is important to realize that a school is not the only source of new ideas and information. Children will be educated through their families, society, and other influences.

In addition, a paramount intent for education must be to instill a love of learning. As a child, I was always excited about meeting new people and going to new places. This feeling extended to a love for knowledge. Through teaching children, I will be able to pass on my passion for learning so that they will also capture its benefits. One of the greatest benefits of the process of being educated is the life long desire for knowledge.

Finally, a favorite sixth grade science teacher taught me one of the most important purposes of schooling. Before each new assignment she would always say, "Remember to think for yourselves. Because if you don't, nobody else is going to." In our ever-changing world, I believe one of the most valuable traits we can instill in children is the ability to think for themselves. I remember how impressionable I was at that age and how lucky I was to have a teacher who cared enough to challenge us. Challenging children should provide students with an opportunity to probe beyond the surface of information. Each student should be presented with some information and then be able to ask
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