Philosophy And Philosophy Of Education Essay

963 Words Aug 14th, 2015 4 Pages
Philosophy of Education There are many professions and careers in the world. The one thing they all have in common is that the people have a philosophy they follow when they are working. A philosophy is a set of ideals that the worker believes and follows. The ideals they hold may be a result of how they were raised coupled with experiences and what they believe. These beliefs and ideals might have led them to their profession in the first place. A philosophy, however, is not set in stone. It is a constantly changing thing; as time go on society changes and ideals change. These changes can cause a shift in what a person believes or focuses on. An aspect of society where different philosophies can be found is education. Education is ever changing so a teacher’s philosophy must also be ever changing. What is important to the teacher at one time may not be important later on in his or her career. I have found a set of ideals that I feel best describes my philosophy. A person is the product of their teaching. I attribute much of my philosophy to the education I received as a child. I find that I lean toward many theories of philosophy that have a highly-structured, teacher centered approach such as idealism. As per idealistic ideology teachers were to be respected and revered, a model for students to follow (Wiles and Bondi, 2015). They are to be examples of the ideal self and teach students that they should imitate heroes and other respectable people. Being a Catholic…

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