Reflection On Philosophy Of Education

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The purpose of all this is that students in school are not really learning. The implements meant to improve education are taking away from the learning experience. That is not to say that technology, standardized testing, and extracurricular activities should be wiped off the face of the planet. Instead, the system must evolve and a balance of teaching, technology, hands-on activities, tests, study, and after-school activities must come into effect. Children, teens, and young adults should not be treated as robots enclosed in a forty-six by thirty-five foot classroom memorizing facts for a test. Instead, a through model of education must be established in a way in which six months later, the student still remembers important information; …show more content…
Notwithstanding, I know how hard it is to admit to others, perhaps even to yourself, that the education system in place, enforced by the government, is fallacious and not effective. Such attitudes resemble those of rebels and philosophers; the promoters of change. People fear change, and if the example of an individual like Socrates is used, his death charge for “corrupting the youth” can drive any passionate educator to simply stick to the rules and wake up every morning to teach the same meaningless material that has been taught for decades. Perhaps promoting a transformation in the system of education, won’t result in death, but the thoughts of being fired are equally as intimidating. It is important to note that a life lived in fear, is not worth …show more content…
That is the epitome of an educator; a true role model leading by example. It takes one person, like Socrates, to initiate movements and crack the intimidation and stir action. If I were a teacher, I would begin the changes in my classroom. Promoting true learning at its finest. Giving students valuable information that would stand the test of time. Focusing on genuine learning and putting aside assessments, and activities, and the overwhelming focus given to technology. It would serve as an example to the purpose I would later promote; practicing to later preach the workings and results of that practice. I would then reach other educators, like me, that were afraid of change, afraid of being fired, afraid of that impetus in their heart. I would tell these educators, that like me, they have nothing to fear as the practice does have results. These attempts as a passionate revolutionary innovator would truly serve as the foundation for change, and eventually reach those individuals that set the norms in your state, in this country. If no educator steps up to the plate and finds a way to use the potential passion and inspiration for the benefit of education, this country will be destroyed by

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