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I believe the key to a happy and successful life is having the choice to do what you really want, whether it’s being a sail boat captain, a scientist, or a tax collector. The only way to have these choices in life is through education. The more information you have and the clearer you can think, the more power you have over your future.
This is why education is so important. It gives children the power to get out of bad neighborhoods or the courage to pursue an unorthodox career. Education is responsible for all advancements in science and technology and allows us to avoid mistakes made in the past. As a teacher, I hope to equip my students with the information they need in order to make good, informed…show more content…
Teacher’s must play many other roles in the classroom; role model, mentor, and entertainer. However, I believe educator and disciplinarian are the two most important.
As the art of teaching has progressed in the past century, we have begun to realize that there are many different types of learning styles. It is the teacher’s responsibility to accommodate all of these types into her lesson plans each day to ensure that each student receives information in the best possible way. I recognize this need and am prepared to incorporate as many different teaching methods as possible. I would love to use music, art, sports, and literature to convey mathematical ideas in ways that the students can relate to and understand better. I realize that many students have no interest in math so using these different mediums to express mathematical ideas may spark interest in learning more.
One of the hardest aspects of being a teacher is dealing with children. It’s very hard for an adult to identify with young kids and to present material in a way that students will understand. Being young myself, I don’t foresee this being a large problem at any time in the near future. As I age, I’m sure my teaching techniques will improve enough so that I’ll be able to adjust for the age gap appropriately.
Philosophy of Education
Philosophy of education studies the discipline and process of education with the aim of improving and perfecting its applications for the betterment of society and humanity. It brings together ideas, aims, concepts, and the analytic approaches to education. For instance, it examines deeply the development of an individual and the constitutions of education in relation to the environment and the society in general. In addition to that, it evaluates the relationship between the theories of education and practice in real life situations. Therefore, it unifies the theories of learning, curriculum and pedagogy.
It is evident that children are born ignorant, innumerate and illiterate. However, education has successfully helped to transform them into knowledgeable members of their societies who understands the cultural diversity, social coexistence and political mechanisms of their communities or society. This is either through formal, informal or both. The functions of philosophy as it relates an individual to the society are to provide education to the individual that consequently transforms and improves their skills in critical thinking. This lifts them to a position to discern and make meaningful decisions. Secondly, is to reassure the individual of the responsibility they hold in the society and the need to offer their contributions back to the society that equips them with the knowledge, food and clothes.
Philosophy of education takes into consideration the nature of institutions involved, analyzing its operations in academic, social and administrative structures hence offering criticism on their credibility. As delicate as it seems, it defines the interrelation and the interdependency of the parties, groups or individuals involved. Moreover, specifying boundaries along administrative hierarchy. Institutions and systems that provide education are unique and diverse. However, all of them are after excellence and have the same goals to achieve; to provide the learners with the necessary skills to enable them tackle real life tasks and as well as to be able to offer their own assessment and judgments to life situations and challenges.
This suggests that philosophy in education offers positive guidance, ironically, philosophy tends to offer more questions than answers. Moreover, the discipline of education is widespread and diverse, as it tends to involve so many participants and stakeholders. Largely it speculates on analysis and speculations on the evolution of what education would be tomorrow.
In conclusion, philosophy in education aims at improving the quality of life, the betterment of humanity and the improvement in education of future generations.