Educational Philosophies: Different Educational Styles Of Classroom Design

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Educational philosophies are essentially the opinion of a teacher that describe how they will teach students information in their classes and it also explains the ideologies and scenarios where this learning will occur. Educational philosophies describe how the ideal principles of how education is and should be in schools in the eyes of a single teacher. Having been exposed to teachers for a majority of my life, I have been around teachers who have had all sorts of different ideologies in which students learn at their best. My mom is a high school biology teacher who has very traditional values toward education (promoting essentialism and other traditional methods such as authoritarianism). My aunt is an elementary school teacher who is very …show more content…
My ideal classroom setup would be to have three or four rows of tables all of which are facing toward the front of the classroom where I will be teaching. So there will still be a big sense of teacher-centered instruction in my classes. I will have the students organized so that they will all be facing the front of the room which will feel very much like a traditional classroom. However, since the tables are going to be connected to each other in these rows, every student in that row will be connected to each other. This grouping of students will create a student-centered atmosphere where discussions may occur …show more content…
There is often a notion that you are either an authoritarian teacher or a nonauthoritarian teacher in your classroom. However, shouldn’t it be possible to promote elements of both styles? This is what my educational philosophy tries to accomplish. The reason for some slight movements toward authoritarianism is that I wish to make sure that my students are prepared and that I may keep my control within my classes. If I am able to teach my students directly and then allow my students to become constructivists in their learning, this will cause my students to think at almost all levels found in “Bloom’s taxonomy.” Since my students will be thinking at all of these different levels, this is how I know I have done my job of effectively teaching my students in ways that they can truly understand the

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