Educational Philosophy Essay by Master Researcher

Educational Philosophy
A review of various literature on educational philosophy.
# 90008 | 900 words | 4 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (Theory) , Education (General) , Philosophy (General)

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This paper is a portion of an on-going process to create an integrated statement of the client's philosophy of teaching. According to the paper, the client states that s/he has a student-centered, experiential teaching philosophy, if s/he has one at all. Research has shown that although a teaching philosophy is a useful guide, it should not create restrictions on the teacher and student working relationship. The paper concludes that for this reason, a teaching philosophy should not be discarded; rather, it should be treated as the useful guideline that it is for aiding children along their educational path.

From the Paper:

"According to Petress (2003) that to some people, the term "philosophy" the author believes that most students know more than they think they do. [. . .] Too often, students tend to misconstrue what knowledge is and to judge themselves unnecessarily harshly; students thus sometimes form destructive self-fulfilling prophesies for themselves [. . .] (p. 3) Clifford, Friesen, and Jardine (2003) expand upon this thought by stating that not only should students be taught to think critically, but also "that they have voices that can shape what their society comes to accept as knowledge" (p. 28). This feeling of being empowered in defining their own educational future can only lead to student success."

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