Education Is An Important Life Experience For Children Essay

998 Words Feb 17th, 2016 4 Pages
Every child needs education to increase their knowledge. Education is an important life experience for children, and I think it differs depending on who it was taught by and how it was taught. Teaching is an important profession that provides children with opportunities to learn new things and gain knowledge for their future. My focus and vision for education are similar to the educational philosophy called progressivism. Progressivism is a student-centered philosophy. The progressivists recognize each student as unique, and they make interesting curriculum to capture student’s curiosity. They also think interacting with others helps developing social skills. For this philosophy, education is preparing for children’s future lives with an emphasis on lifelong learning and social skills. John Dewey, the educational philosopher who strongly supports the philosophy of progressivism, published several articles related to education. He wrote that the school is the place to gain knowledge, but it is also the place to learn how to live. I also think the school is to gain knowledge and learn social skills. From my observation experiences in kindergarten classroom and experiences from the previous job as a substitute teacher, I have gained an understanding of the progressive philosophy elements that will help and support me to establish an effective learning environment: the teacher presents himself/herself as a guide who provides fun and interesting lesson and the teacher creates a…

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