Essay on My Personal Philosophy of Education
It is customary that on New Year’s Eve, we make New Year resolution. The fact is that we are making a set of guideline that we want to live by. These are motives that we seek to achieve. In a similar way, teachers live by philosophy. This essay focuses on my personal philosophy of education. It unfolds the function of philosophy in a teacher’s life, my view on the purpose of education, the student teacher- relationship and the philosophy which influences my views expressed. All of these beliefs make up my personal philosophy of education.
A teacher’s philosophy is a set of convictions that is held regarding his or her values, actions and knowledge. It entails personal perceptions of life. These …show more content…
As a student of the university the purpose of my education is to be qualified in my field of study thus enabling me to achieve greatness. When I matriculate to the working world, I will be able to provide for myself and my family and become self sufficient. This leads to the development of a civilized society that is responsible and thoughtful.
“Teaching and learning are to opposite sides of the same coin” says Farrant (1987). Teaching is the process that facilitates learning. I believe that teachers should be facilitators of learning rather than dictators. They should guide students, provide access to information, rather than act as the primary source of information. The responsibility of teachers is to teach their students how to think, not what to think.