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My Philosophy of Education
An outline of this student's basic educational philosophy.
# 133058 | 750 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Education (Theory)

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This writer outlines his basic educational philosophy that is that teaching entails a mix of perennialism, essentialism and progressivism. Specifically, this writer believes that certain core principles must always be observed and that people must be taught to think, first and foremost, if they are to discern which facts make sense and which ones do not. At the same time, this writer believes in essentialism - the idea that some facts are vitally important to all of us and that teaching should emphasize core curricular items. Finally, the writer subscribes to the progressivist approach to education inasmuch as he feels that children learn best by doing. In the end, this writer details how a well-rounded philosophy towards teaching incorporates all of these elements.

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