The Five Philosophies Are Essentialism, Progressivism, And Existentialism

729 Words Apr 17th, 2016 3 Pages
The next concept that was the five education philosophies that the book talks about. The five philosophies are Essentialism, Perennialism, Progressivism, Social reconstructionism/ critical theory, and Existentialism. After reading about this in the book I found out that my education philosophy is Essentialism. Essentialism is teaching the core knowledge that students need to be educated citizens; this knowledge is embodied in traditional academic disciplines such as history and mathematics. The teacher is the central figure in the classroom, transferring their knowledge to students. This information is found in Chapter 3, pages 42-45 (1).
Another concept in that the book talked about was pedagogy. Pedagogy is the art and science of teaching; all that you know and believe about teaching. The pedagogy is important because it is everything that I believe and know about teaching and will know about teaching. It will change as I get older and as I am a teacher longer and longer. The information about pedagogy is found in Chapter 4, page 56 (1).
Instruction is the next concept that I believe is important that the book talks about. Instruction is the act or process of teaching the way your pedagogy becomes enacted in practice. Every teacher is different when it comes to instruction. I want to be the teacher were I can have fun, but also take the class serious and get work done when it needs to be done. The way you teach can change as you grow as a teacher and also as new…

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