My Philosophy Of Education By Eisenhower

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A few paragraphs earlier in this address Eisenhower mentions “in these days and in the years ahead the need for philosophers and theologians parallels the need for scientists and engineers.” Within my lifetime I have heard an unremarkable amount of facts and figures concerning how much STEM is growing, and thus have been greatly encouraged to pursue a degree in these fields. I am planning to major in Electrical Engineering and my mother is very pleased about this because I, according to her “need to get a good job that will provide for my wife as well as my mother.” I can honestly say that if I were to tell her that I was changing my major to philosophy she would likely faint, due to the reason that the odds of getting a job for philosophy …show more content…
To me this easily hits home, not solely because I intend to become an engineer but because throughout high school I took a precision machining course through Hutchinson Community College to try to understand the more applied side of mechanical engineering. (I found I did not like it very much) In the Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus class I took my teacher, Miss Umschied told us about how many engineers lacked an applied side to them. For instance they would design a feature on a place it obviously couldn 't go in the real world even though it may have worked on the computer model. Because of that she encouraged me to continue in my machining classes and the robotics program at our high school. Currently I am also taking two Project Lead the Way (PLTW) classes: Engineering Design and Development as well as Civil Engineering and Architecture. These classes I hope will better develop my “hand” as I continue to learn basic STEM principles and apply them through the classes curriculum. Through my involvement with For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) First Robotics Competition (FRC) I have found my passion, my heart which is troubleshooting control system problems on our robot. Lastly I am challenging my head throughout the other AP classes I take one being AP Psychology where I learned the difference between the brain and mind which I referenced …show more content…
Interestingly enough a college I was previously looking into going to is applying this method of teaching the head, heart, and hand. (I hope it is not in bad taste to mention other colleges in your essays) John Brown University in Siloam Springs Arkansas in regards to head “The university offers an education based on a liberal arts Core Curriculum and 44 undergraduate majors in traditional format.” Every college has a basic core curriculum to fulfill this aspect (for instance the “K-State 8) of basic learning. The heart for JBU “has sought to nourish the spiritual life of its students.” While the way they at JBU go about that since they are a private interdenominational christian school may be a bit different than applied at other public universities I believe having a strong spiritual life is key because for me at least it gives me not only another connection with many other people but also something to live and strive for. Finally the hand principle at JBU presents that “Students also gain valuable professional and personal life-skills that equip them to serve in business, education, industry, ministry, the arts, and a variety of other fields.” Most colleges do this by setting up internships for students. To integrate this myself I can get involved in various clubs and activities offered on campus to equip and strengthen myself

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