The Statement Of Teaching Philosophy

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My Philosophy
Introduction
“The statement of teaching philosophy (also called the teaching statement or teaching philosophy statement) promotes reflective practice by encouraging instructors to describe their teaching methods, to justify why they use those methods, to analyze the effectiveness of those methods, and to consider how they might appropriately modify those methods in future courses.” (Schönwetter et al., 2002) Stake holder motivation, engagement, cognitive associations, and personal values are the principal elements of education. The attainment of knowledge, standards mastery, and the ability to reason come second to a student 's overall well-being. Elements of behaviorism, essentialism, progressivism, existentialism and perennialism have influenced educational philosophy plans.
According to Jax (n.d.), “The philosophy of education began with Plato when he discussed in "The Republic" the education of warriors and philosopher-kings. Plato believed that the education of warriors was to instill knowledge, whereas the education of philosopher-kings was to identify those with the capacity for philosophizing and refine and strengthen their character.” Plato considered the goal of educational experiences is to decide what people can accomplish in life. Teachers use their educational positions to help nurture a child into a better human being. A philosophy of teaching is a framework guiding teachers towards that goal.
“Many drafts of teaching philosophy statements…
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