My Personal Epistemology Of An Educator Essay

1455 Words Jan 23rd, 2016 6 Pages
The scripture reads “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth (Holy Bible).”
All truths come from these principles and define my personal epistemology. I strive to challenge myself to compare of all personal goals, thoughts and actions, to the consistent with what is stated above. As an educator, it is an obligation to model a lifestyle that reflects these principles.
Personal axiology closely identifies to similar values of a pragmatist. Value lies in noble health, vocational and social skills and the ability to problem solve (Knight 2006 p 23). Different from pragmatist, I believe that our freedom to enjoy these values come as a gracious gift from God, and without faith and action, we may not enjoy these values.
As an educator, I will abide by three specific principles of ethics. The principle of respect, the principle of integrity, and the principle of justice. As educators, we have a duty to respect the beliefs, personal space and the decisions of every other individual. Failing to do so may take away from the nature of learning for that individual. Therefore, we should not to interfere with the decisions of competent individuals.
The Oxford Dictionary defines character as “the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual” (Oxford 2010). Character should speak for itself in the action of…

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