My Education Philosophy

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My philosophy of education is still is a state of flux, it is still evolving. The one constant that remains after careful review of what I have learned in this course, is for instructors and administrators to keep learning to teach. Teachers, administrators, and parents need to keep learning new skills to be successful advisors to children. A teacher who stops learning can grow complacent. Teachers who show up but are not clued in to what is happening lose the ability to get information to students. I have attended conferences, read educational philosophy, and heard speakers talk about what is needed to keep students learning. The common theme I see is to keep challenging oneself and students, and to reason what one knows.

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Descartes challenged Aristotle’s theory about all learning coming from the senses. Descartes also felt that one should reject authority and experience life on his own in order to learn. I feel the same way to a point. I don’t reject everything or else I would not be able to learn. I think Descartes’ main point was for a person to learn new things, to experience for him what is true rather than to accept history as fact. He believed that doubt not faith would guide one to truth. Descartes also believed in …show more content…
I hope to expand on what I have learned and apply it to what I do. My career path took a turn towards education about 10 years ago, and I now find myself taking another turn. The direction I am headed is now one that draws on my work experiences, and my classroom experiences. The directing I am headed now is still education but it is administration. Being asked to develop a philosophy of education has forced me to look hard at what I believe. Since beginning the course on the Philosophy of Education I have used what I have learned. In conversations I have with teachers, parents and students, I find myself reflecting on the words I have read and the great thinkers educational concepts. I find myself theorizing more often. I question my own knowledge, and take needed time to make important decisions. When leading meetings with teachers I continue to push for professional development opportunities. I try to lead by example. I continue to learn, to take classes and to promote the “Keep learning to teach” approach. I believe it is essential for students to see teachers growing, learning, and finding new ways and things to teach. When students see teachers advancing their knowledge students get excited about learning. Students are always interested to see me doing homework. They ask me question about what I’m

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