Philosophy of Education Essay

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“Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results.” John Dewey who believed that learning is best taught progressively. Progressivism organizes schools around the concern, curiosity, and real world experiences (Zittleman and Sadker, 2007). I believe that the purpose of education is to help student solve problems by answering and strategizing questions with answers that are not so straight forward. My role as an educator is to give students questions to help them think for themselves, but also at the same time, making suggestions and guiding them to solve the problem. In a diverse classroom where students come from different background and races, I believe that my role is to make sure that every student’s need is met and a relationship is formed. By forming a relationship with a student, I will be able to understand the child on their level and get an understanding where I can meet the student academically. I believe that each child should be treated same, even if they have a disability. I don’t think a child should be singled out in front of everyone. If a child is unable to walk, then I would step of the class in a way that makes it easy for the child to get around without it being obvious to the other children that I have made the classroom this way. If a child as ADHD, then I could give the student certain task to help me with the calm to nerve to move. Every child is different, so every child needs to be met in different ways. I believe children learn when they are in group activities. I remember when I was in school, and I learned best when the teacher would give us projects in class to do together. It helped me form relationships with people, and I learned how to work with people at a young age. I’ve never been a student to sit and be lectured to, and I

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