PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION, TEACHING AND LEARNING STATEMENT As a teacher one looks forward to the beginning and the end of a school year. The beginning of a school year brings in new minds and attitudes that a teacher can influence and educate. Students also bring with them new ideas and knowledge that a teacher can use to work with them. My objective as a teacher is to get students acquainted with major works of literature and allow them to dissect the different meanings of the texts while fostering critical thinking. Literature works as a way to allow students an insight into a writer’s mind and the time period they resided in. The pain of a poet or writer is inscribed in their writing and this is one of the main things that a student will
When referring to the “banking” concept of education, Freire wrote “Knowledge is a gift bestowed by those who consider themselves knowledgeable upon those whom they consider to know nothing”. This means the teacher knows everything and the student knows nothing. For the problem-posing education method, Freire wrote that it “affirms men and women as being in the process of becoming- as unfinished, uncompleted beings in and with likewise unfinished reality. The unfinished character of reality necessitates that education be an ongoing activity”. Freire urges to move away the traditional education system and use alternative education methods like the problem-posing method so students are encouraged to be critical thinkers in not only an educational setting but in life in
3. The author compares today’s school system to that of the past, which concerned itself with teaching students,
1) “The educator values the worth and dignity of every single person, the search of veracity, devotion to excellence, acquisition of knowledge, and the nurture of democratic citizenship. Essential to the achievement of these standards are the freedom to learn and to teach and the guarantee of equal opportunity for all”. This means putting learner interests beyond everything else, especially personal advantage. The instructor will attempt their greatest to support each school child to identify his or her potential as a laudable and self-motivated member of the society by functioning to motivate the spirit of research, the self-reflection of knowledge and
When it comes to the topic of education, most of us will readily agree that as students, we need to be dedicated learners. Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of how we should be educated. Some are convinced that we need to stick with what is currently in place. From this perspective, it is completely unnecessary to do something different if the method being used works. However, others maintain that we need to change. According to this view, people need to move away from what we are comfortable and familiar with in order to be better students. In sum, then, the issue is whether we should keep how our education works the same or not.
A Student’s Needs: Combining the Banking and Problem-posing Concepts The relationship between the teacher and the student can be associated with two different methods of learning. Paulo Freire suggests the “The ‘Banking’ Concept of Education”, in which the teacher “fills the account” of the student with information and knowledge they have (318). Freire also explains the concept of “problem posing” learning that contradicts the “banking” concept. This way helps the student become more involved with their education, and they are able to become a more well-rounded student. But Freire ignores to add any supporting detail to his points based on how a student feels about each method of education. Determining the best way of an education is all
Receiving a False Education Our educational system in the United States is faulted, students are going to school to be educated and leave not understanding what they learned, or why they learned it at all. Students ask teachers often “Why do we have to learn this?” and the teacher’s respond by saying “You need to learn this because it will help you in the future.” While learning basic math and terminology will help students in the future it will not encourage us to want to know more about the world we live in. In Paulo Freire’s “The Banking Concept of Education,” he talks about what is wrong with the current state of our education, as well as a solution to the problem our educational system faces today. Education is a very important factor in each and every single persons life, if we see that our educational system is failing us we should want to find a solution.
Abstract This paper is my personal educational philosophy statement. It represents my ideas and values about teaching and learning; it reveals my personal teaching beliefs and their relation to the five major established educational philosophies; it shows my role and responsibilities in educational process. I place great significance on personal style of instruction and its influence on curriculum implementation. The paper also highlights my career aspiration and orientation.
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.
Philosophy of Education Education is inevitable. It is all around us because we can learn from virtually anything. When you are cooking, dancing, talking or any other activity you have actually had to learn several things to be able to do them. In the educational perspective, I am a pragmatist and I tend to follow after Dewey's footsteps. The concept of Pragmatism is one that developed in the 20th century. My philosophy is based on the idea that learning should involve real-life situations. Learning becomes more concrete to a student when they apply it to real-life situations, as where learning things that do not connect to them has more of an abstract sense. Personally, I would have to agree with Dewey when he said, "I
According to Wiles (2009) the following four techniques help to establish the school’s philosophy of education. The four techniques gather information about common beliefs and values as well as the priorities of them. “Through sorting, analyzing, and deciding, a common reality begins to emerge. (Wiles, 2009, p.30)” Wiles states (2009)
In order for a society to function, individuals must be productive members of that society. This is accomplished through education. The philosophy of education is determined by society. As society changes so does the concept of education.
The learning experience should be that of a collective nature where students are able to indiscriminately relate to the information, re-teach the information and have a balanced incorporation of all the learning centers in society; including the home and the church. The goal of this incorporation is to create a balanced learning environment that facilitates holistic development in the young mind. As professionals entrusted with the shaping of young minds, teachers must facilitate learning and personal, spiritual, ethical and academic development. My philosophy for education is a multi-part philosophy that encapsulates the idea of holistic and inclusive learning. The philosophy caters for the overall shaping and development of the young mind and includes aspects of balanced training, incorporated teachings and it generally focuses on training students to become teachers.
My Philosophy of Teaching In the field of education there could arise many philosophical ideas of each individual teacher. Many of the past philosophies have been and still are used in today’s education programs, such as the Socratic method. My philosophy will also contain some of the many philosophies of the past and possibly the future. I will state the nature of students, the nature of knowledge, the purpose of public education, method, and curriculum according to my own philosophies, which also may be based the philosophical ideas of previous individuals.
When understanding education there are many different ways which the purpose of education may be applied and defined. My personal philosophy of education is, 'educators must nurture/guide students within the academic field, to that the aims, goals and results during this task of educating or being educated are achieved '. This philosophy is used to understand that both teachers and students play an integral role in education. Academic performance, classroom methods/practices and also meeting the requirements of both the senior secondary Australian Curriculum Framework and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers Framework are examples of these roles. This essay will discuss in detail how my personal philosophy of education, reflects on the role of teachers and learners, the aim of education and the methods and practices used in the classroom. Jean Jacques Rousseau, Paulo Freire, Locke, and Plato/Socrates are the four theorists that shall be used within this essay, to support claims and justify statements regarding this philosophy. John Dewey and A.S Neil are two non-supporting theorists that shall be used in contrast to justify this philosophy.