The Best Education Philosophy Of Teaching Essay

935 Words Nov 28th, 2016 4 Pages
Developing the best education philosophy of teaching is a difficult and heavily opinionated task. With a variety of philosophies developed over thousands of years, it is often difficult to decipher which philosophies are effective; however, Christian educators should begin with the example that is given in the Bible. Starting in Genesis, God displays a hands-on, student driven pedagogy when he commanded Adam to discover and name all the animals. Secondly, he allowed students to learn from mistakes such as when Jonah ran from God and was swallowed by the whale. However, God requires structure and obedience from his students, such as when he commanded Moses to lead the Israelites. Next, he creates an atmosphere of critical thinking and discussion as the reader deciphers the Word. Finally, Jesus creates an all inclusive atmosphere of learning for both Gentiles and Jews. Dewey, Montessori, and Socrates’ philosophies of education all have qualities of the pedagogy displayed in the Bible. By incorporating the philosophies of these three philosophers, schools can create an environment that will drive children to become lifelong learners. John Dewey was an influential American educator during the 20th century (Public Broadcasting Service [PBS]). His methodology included a hands on approach that allowed children to explore their surrounding environment. Until Dewey, educational instruction consisted of the teacher possessing an authoritative position, implementing learning through…

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