Education Philosophy And Rationale

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Running Head: EDUCATION PHILOSOPHY AND RATIONALE Education Philosophy and Rationale Antoinette Abrams Grand Canyon University Valerie Veen EDU 215 Abstract Different educational philosophies are something that can be a useful tool for us to make a better foundation for education to stand on, and that same tool will help us as a nation to leave a better mark on education for future generations. All philosophies, when it comes to education, are unique and based on our own experiences we have had going through the educational process ourselves. In this essay, I will not only discuss my own unique educational philosophy, but I will compare and contrast my philosophy with the theories and philosophies of others from the past. My Educational Philosophy and Rationale on today’s Education. My Educational Philosophy is to educate the whole child. So my Philosophy is that of an Idealist, and somewhat of a Realist. I believe each child is a unique individual who needs a safe, loving, and stimulating environment in which to grow and mature mentally, intellectually, spiritually, physically, and socially. (Metaphysics) It is my desire as an educator to inform, tutor, to educate occurrence, ideas, and generally awaken student’s creative expression, giving them all the knowledge and tools they need to learn. In order to accomplish this, I would have to act as a guide for each of them, allowing their natural inquisitiveness to direct his or her learning, giving the opportunity for achievement, the giving of challenging responsibility, along with the growth in stature and peer recognition should all be appropriate, worthwhile, offered sincerely and done in public, for example; the teacher’s individualized goals for the child, the child’s goals for him or herself, and the family’s goals for the child, which will then promote
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