Teaching and Vocational Education Narrative Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Teaching and Vocational Education
An essay about a teacher's responsibilities when teaching in vocational education.
# 119583 | 858 words | 3 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on May 10, 2010 in Education (Higher) , Education (Teaching Methods) , Philosophy (General)

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In this paper, the author discusses personal views of applying various educational philosophies into vocational education, with a focus on the culinary arts. The author further explores one's responsibilities as an educator in a vocational educational setting. Additionally, the author stresses three primary elements that are essential to creating a safe learning environment in a vocational college. These include promoting respect for things and people; allowing the individual's natural curiosity to direct learning; and the teacher in the guidance role. The author concludes that ultimately self-discovery is the most important element in a learning environment

From the Paper:

"There are a number of educational philosophies that identify school curriculums and instructions to use, which include, but are not limited to: progressivism, behaviorism, and essentialism (Shaw, n.d.), idealism, experimentalism, existentialism, and perennialism (UOP, 2002). These can all be translated into the culinary arts and most other areas of vocational education as well as traditional academics. On the Teaching Perspectives website, authors Pratt and Collins (2001) state that effective teaching can be classified as the following "transmission, apprenticeship, developmental, nurturing, and social reform." These schools of thought mirror my personal educational philosophy, choice of curriculum, and instructional practices."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Pratt, D. D. & Collins, J. B. (2001). Teaching perspectives inventory. Retrieved October 29, 2007, from http://www.teachingperspectives.com/html/tpi_frames.htm
  • Shaw, L. J. (n.d). Humanistic and social aspects of teaching. Retrieved October 29, 2007, from http://edweb.sdsu.edu/LShaw/f95syll/philos/phintro.html
  • Wiggins, G. & McTighe, J. (2004). The Understanding by design professional development workbook. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). Retrieved October 29, 2007, from http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/2004mctighe/intro.html

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