Philosophy : Philosophy Of Education

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Philosophy of Education
Jihyae Choe
Liberty University
TESL 419

Philosophy of Education A good educator decides the direction of teaching based on a resolute educational philosophy. A firm and resolute philosophy does not equate with a fixed perspective, instead it is a strong foundation that can stabilize the life long educational career. In order to establish a firm philosophical basis, passion toward education should accompany proper understanding. Successful educators who established firm philosophy teach the students with consistency. On a practical level, the role of the teacher and the role of the student should be well defined. When the teacher’s theoretical and practical philosophy is established, the teacher can engage in education that can build student’s knowledge and character in a long term.
Role Of The Teacher
• First of all, the teacher should have a proper and loving attitude toward the student. The teacher should be respectful of the student for a healthy education that nourishes both student’s intelligence and character to occur.
• Secondly, the teacher must be knowledgeable of the topic he or she is teaching. If the teacher does not know the mechanism of English grammar, it is hard to explain the concept thoroughly. A good teacher explains the concept well enough for the student to understand it easily with definitions and examples.
• Thirdly, the teacher is a motivator. Not only the teacher fuels student’s intellectual desire and curiosity,…
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