My Personal Education: A Personal Philosophy Of Education
A View of the Learner
An educator should view the learner as a fellow human being. Humans are seekers, constantly looking for satisfaction. Socrates said that the ultimate end of all activities was happiness. He said that no one ever …show more content…
Education involves cultivating humanity (Nussbaum) through accumulating knowledge, learning through experiences, developing good habits, and fulfilling purpose in life. Dewey said that “education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself.” Educators must create lifelong learners. Education is not limited to a school building; it actually begins in the home.
Parents are a child’s first teachers, and the first goal the parent wants to achieve is to raise a disciplined child. John Locke said that discipline can begin at infancy by giving what is needed, but not always what is wanted. Parents must teach children to obey authority; I would add that in today’s world, a parent must also be selective in those they allow to have authority over their child. Much of a child’s early education should involve play, routines, and obedience so they are ready to begin school. When parents do not fulfill their responsibilities, teachers must attempt to make up for the gaps created by the