Essay on My Philosophy of Teaching

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Philosophy of Education

Throughout the history of education, there have been many different philosophical views. The views have varied from Plato's "The Republic," to Rousseau's "Emile". Plato believed that the purpose of education was to create a perfect city-state, while Rousseau believed that the purpose was to develop people, who freely choose good. Both of these philosophies cooperate with my beliefs; however, my beliefs do differ in some aspects. Through my philosophies covering the nature of humans, curriculum, and teaching methods I hope to better educate the students and America a better place to live.

First, I believe that humans are naturally good. The environment that a child grows up in affects the way that they act.
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When you integrate
~ --- the students who are on higher level of education with the ones with a lesser level of intelligence, you are only hurting the students. The lower achievers will not be able to learn at the same pace as the leaders of the class and will get discouraged. While on the other hand, you have the leaders of the class waiting for other students to keep up and he or she is not getting the full education deserved.

' Plato and Socrates believed that the purpose of education was to create a better city-state. I agree with this philosophy. A good educational system encourages this by teaching students how to learn and think for themselves. If I can educate students, it will help them to make the right decision by reasoning and in return will help make the community a better place.

As a teacher, I am going to have a method of teaching that I will go by. The methods that I would us relate to Rousseau' s philosophy. I believe that you should not tell the student the answer, however, you should let the students figure it out for themselves. In my own experience, I believe I learned more when the teacher made me find the answer myself rather than she telling me the answer right off. I also agree wiJh
Rousseau about children being able to read so they can always go back to what they read for reference. The method that you teach a student has dramatic. impact on how the student learns. I feel that the teaching method

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