Personal Education Philosophy Paper

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Personal Education Philosophy Paper Running Head La’Shante Samuels Philosophy of Education EDU360 Personal Education Philosophy Paper Dennis Magnuson, December 5, 2011 Philosophy is crucial for educators when they are implementing the curriculum of the class they are teaching. A great teacher not only teaches the requirements of his or her curriculum, but motivates their students to want to learn the materials being taught. When looking at Philosophy and a curriculum an educator must look at the connection between the two. The Greek meaning of Philosophy is the love of wisdom. When examining the relationship between Philosophy and curriculum an educator will understand that Philosophy is one of the foundations of education. An educational philosophy is the approach to education. It incorporates the values and ideals that we want to accomplish. The curriculum is the diagram that encompasses the philosophy into the objectives of the lessons. In today’s world educators worry about lacking basic skills in Reading and Mathematics that our students are having and focus more on modern technology and having our students think out of the box. This discussion will include my personal education philosophy, types of philosophies, my personal results of the Philosophy Preference Assessment and how my personal philosophy will influence my instructional practices and my choice of classroom curriculum. There are five educational philosophies. They are perennialism, idealism, realism, experimentalism, and existentialism. Wiles stated, "Perennialists believe education is a constant due to a human’s ability to reason, therefore education needs to focus on developing rationality. Perennialists believe education is a preparation for life, and students should be taught the world’s permanencies through structured study. Idealism is a philosophy that espouses the
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