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Educational Goals and Philosophy

- Educational Goals and Philosophy Deciding on a career is a very difficult decision for anyone to make, especially for someone just coming out of high school. I always knew that I wanted to work with children, but I didn’t know what field I wanted to be in. After thinking about what field I could be in that I could work with children the most, I decided to become a teacher. I have always had a great deal of respect for most of the teachers I’ve had and hopefully I will be able to gain that respect from my students....   [tags: Teaching Education Philosophy]

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My Philosophy of Teaching

- Philosophy of Education I believe that teachers have one of the most important and rewarding jobs in this country. Their primary job is to prepare young people for the future. This is why I want to become a teacher. I want to help young people grow and learn, while having fun in the process. In this paper, I am going to share my philosophy and the goals that I hope to achieve and use in my career. I am going to give my beliefs and thoughts on knowledge, the purpose of education, why my chosen field (science) is important and the best methods to use to teach this field, my principles, and the steps and processes I will take in order to become the best teacher I can for my stude...   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teachers Essays]

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My Philosophy on Education

- My Philosophy on Education My philosophy on education is based on the concept of sharing. Obviously, the most common form of sharing in education is the sharing of knowledge that occurs between a teacher and her students. Although I feel that this type of sharing is crucial, there are many other forms of sharing in education that I value extremely. The sharing of ideas amongst students is another necessary form of sharing in the area of education. I have seen firsthand how effective students teaching students can be....   [tags: Teaching Philosophy Education]

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My Philosophy of Education

- Philosophy of Education A famous author once said, “When you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there.” There is truth in that statement when we look at the nature of humans today. Today’s society is filled with people who are wondering around with no purpose or direction in life. People today are content with this helpless lifestyle and so generation after generation will continue until the society has no leaders. I attribute this directly to the education of these individuals....   [tags: Philosophy on Teaching Statement]

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My Philosophy of Education

- Philosophy of Education My philosophical view on education is idealistic. I believe that teachers should be role models for their students. This is one of the reasons for my wanting to become a teacher. I also enjoy seeing people learn things that are difficult for them. I plan on teaching history, which would be the theme for the looks of my classroom. The walls would be filled with posters of important events in history. There would also be pictures of important people in history with interesting quotes by those people....   [tags: Philosophy on Teaching Statement]

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My Philosophy of Education

- Philosophy of Education As I have grown up in rural West Virginia, I have seen good education but I think I could possibly make it better. I also believe that rural areas have some of the best teachers. To some people, education is one of those easy careers that men and women choose to pursue because of the long vacations, the daytime hours, and the opportunity to sit behind a desk. To me, education keeps the teachers young by having the opportunity to be a mentor, a nurse, a friend, a coach, and many other things....   [tags: Philosophy on Teaching Statement]

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My Philosophy of Education

- My Philosophy of Education Why do I want to be a teacher. I have thought long and hard over that question, and my answer is “I don’t know.” My initial thought about going into teaching stemmed from my own experiences. When my son was in school, a teacher gave up on him and said, “he’ll be a dropout.” They will weed him out when he gets to high school. My son is now a junior at West Virginia University. I never want to see another kid be dropped through the cracks or weeded out, when he gets to high school....   [tags: Teaching Philosophy Education]

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My Philosophy of Education

- Philosophy On Education: My Beliefs Students are the key to our future. In order for them to make sound decisions in life they must be able to understand the consequences for the choices they make. My goal as a teacher will be to make sure they receive the knowledge to make those decisions. I want to be a teacher so that I can mold students to be intelligent, productive citizens in our society. I want to be a role model, someone children can look up to and emulate. I believe I am worthy and capable of being a teacher because I am intelligent, compassionate, and of high moral character....   [tags: Philosophy on Education Statement]

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My Philosophy of Education

- Philosophy of Education The first and most important reason that I want to become an educator is because of my love for children. I cherish the thought of being involved in a child's learning process. I think that my classroom will have a mixture of the philosophy of idealism and pragmatism. I want to be very knowledgeable in my area of teaching and I love the idea of teaching what I know to my students. My students are going to challenge themselves as learners. Any problems that arise in my classroom will be handled by me the student in an appropriate manner....   [tags: Philosophy on Education Statement]

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My Philosophy of Education

- Philosophy of Education According to Webster’s Dictionary, “A teacher is a person who teaches especially for a living.” This definition though is not entirely true about a teacher. As a teacher not only do you teach students, but teachers are parents, social workers, nurses, and even friends. A good teacher should be able to play all of these roles and will be successful throughout their teaching career. I attended public schools, so I got the good, the bad, and the ugly of every kind of teacher one could possibly have....   [tags: Philosophy on Education Statement]

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My Educational Philosophy Statement

- As a teacher my primary role is to be not only a teacher to my students, but a caring and loving adult who is there to help guide them along the road less taken. I believe the most important part a teacher plays is the adult role model. The teacher may not be able to make every child exactly what they think the child should be. The teacher can teach a child right and wrong. The teacher can set an example and show kids how to be good citizens. Positive views of students will promote a positive teacher-student relationship based on trust....   [tags: My Philosophy of Education 2014]

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My Philosophy of Teaching

- My Philosophy of Teaching The decision to become a teacher was one that I made when I was in the ninth grade. When I entered high school I worked at a summer camp every year with disadvantaged children. The children ages ranged from six years old to sixteen years old. The feeling that I received when I saw that I could make a difference in their lives was so rewarding that I knew I wanted to become a teacher. I grew up as the youngest of six children, finishing high school was very important to my brothers and sisters, but finishing college was never really stressed to them by my mother....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teachers Essays]

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My Philosophy of Teaching

- My Philosophy of Teaching I didn’t grow up wanting to be a teacher. I went to college after high school and studied Journalism, International Studies, and Psychology. Teaching was not a career I ever thought about pursuing. Then, I had the opportunity to spend time in the classroom and the teacher pointed out to me that I was a natural. I have had extensive experience volunteering with young people through school and church activities. I coach a high school track team. It is through this involvement and interaction with these young people that it has become clear to me that I need to be a teacher....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teachers Essays]

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My Philosophy of Education

- Philosophy of Education Norms and values are a reflection of society’s standards of behavior. Since society evolves from each generational perspective, the “norm” is continuously changing. As a result, the rising adults have a grave influence on how the world will evolve into the next generation. What we teach our students today will reflect the success of our future. How we, as teachers, get our messages across will definitely influence the student’s ability to apply that knowledge. From my experiences and what I have encountered I intend to incorporate the Pragmatic and Idealistic philosophies into my classroom, based on my predictions on how to be a successful teacher....   [tags: Philosophy on Teaching Statement]

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My Philosophy of Education

- My Philosophy of Education As a young child I always looked forward to family gatherings. I was one of twenty grandchildren on my dad's side of the family, and one in seven on my mom's side, so there were always lots of children around. But it wasn't the children in my own age group or older that I wanted to be around, it was the babies and one's younger than myself that I wanted to spend time with. I decided in middle school, that I would be a teacher. I feel that I can understand children and their needs and have the patience and desire needed to teach....   [tags: Teaching Education Philosophy]

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My Philosophy of Teaching

- My Philosophy of Teaching I had a best friend in high school that had a disability. Her disability never slowed her down. She played softball and tried out for the basketball team. She inspired me. I know children with disabilities can lead a fun and normal life. With an idealist frame of mind I chose to teach, so I could show children, disabled or not, what a great impact they can have on the world. The classroom is where this realization for the children begins. My classroom will not be mine only....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teachers Essays]

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My Philosophy of Education

- My Philosophy of Education Is there a certain set of guidelines that need to be followed when teaching. If so, what should the main points of these rules be. I believe that when teaching, an instructor needs to consider the nature of the students and the importance of a good education. A teacher should also have some sort of idea about the teaching methods that should be used in the classroom. I believe that all students are capable of learning when given the opportunity. Children are not born evil....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Educational Essays]

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Statement of Educational Philosophy

- Statement of Educational Philosophy Ever since I was in the seventh grade I knew that teaching was the profession for me. I had a wonderful teacher, Cathy Adkins, who was and still is my greatest inspiration. She was not like any teacher I had in the past. She was different. I call it the “personal effect,” because she just wasn’t a teacher, she was a friend. I know we are taught not to make friends with students, but it really does make a difference. I want to be the kind of teacher that a student feels comfortable coming to about anything, one that can take time out of there personal life because a student needs them....   [tags: My Philosophy of Education]

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My Philosophy of Education

- Philosophy of Education "I just know I'm next. Don't call on me, don't call on me. Please, please. Whew. . . That was a close one. I hate it when that teacher calls on me to answer questions in front of the whole class. I never know the answers. He knows I don't know the answers and that's why he always calls on me. Yep, he hates me alright. One of these days I'm going to...Oh, yes Mr. Jones, I can come work that problem for you. Thank you, sir." What you have just read are thoughts that took place in the minds of any number of students, sitting in any number of classrooms, today....   [tags: Philosophy on Education Statement]

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My Philosophy of Education

- Philosophy of Education The single word “teacher” does the profession no service. A teacher is really a combination of the most important professions in the world: doctor, mother, philosopher, motivational speaker, scientist, counselor, and so much more. Besides the parents, an educator is the biggest influence in a child’s life. The age span in which children are in school is the most impressionable years of their lives. A student’s educational experience can mold the events of his or her future....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement]

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My Teaching Philosophy Statement

- My Teaching Philosophy Statement There are many teachers, with many different teaching styles. There are teachers who are strict and do not allow for any disruptions in the classroom. Then we have teachers who do not even really care what is going on in the classroom. The way that these teachers, and so many more, teach is a result of their personal philosophies on education. Before you can decide how you want to run your classroom, you need to remember that not all students learn in the same way....   [tags: Philosophy on Education Teachers Essays]

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My Philosophy of Teaching

- My Philosophy of Teaching When we are children we aspire many goals and careers. Once we complete, our K-12 education, reality must set in. What are best attributes to a career. What would sastify us most. What is the single most defying career choice that is best for us. During the past year, I have gone from one major to the next and back again. It is definitely a stressful time in one’s life. The choices we make now will have a lasting effect on us. Education was my beginning major and yes, through every obstacle it is the major I have chosen....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teachers Essays]

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Developing a Leadership Philosophy

- Developing a Leadership Philosophy It is very telling that one of our last activities focuses on reflection and communication. It is telling because these are the two characteristics emphasized throughout each of my leadership classes. Reflection deals with a leader’s ability to internalize learning. Communication incorporates a leader’s ability to develop relationships and influence them effectively. I firmly believe both characteristics are the keys to effective leadership. A number of experts concur believing that a leader must start with knowledge of oneself and develop that into an ability to communicate, share ideas, visions, and listen to others....   [tags: Developing a Philosophy of Leadership]

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My Personal Philosophy of Education

- Philosophy of Education As a child, when asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always said that I wanted to do something to help other people. I realized that even though teachers do not get a lot of respect, or money, they have the greatest job anyone could ever hope for. They help children become adults. All children are inspired by someone to be what they will become in the future. Teachers inspire those of all professions; police officers, firefighters, secretaries, carpenters, bankers, trash collectors, actors, truck drivers, fast food workers, scientists, inventors, doctors, lawyers, even the president....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement Teachers Essays]

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My Personal Philosophy of Education

- My Personal Philosophy of Education Ever since I was a little girl, I knew that in my future I wanted to become a teacher. I always looked up to my teachers, especially the ones I had in elementary school. I even played 'school' with my friends and pretended I had my own classroom. I loved being in charge. During a summer, I was given the opportunity to work as an Energy Express mentor and work with a group of eight children. This was one of the most wonderful experiences I have ever been through....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching Teachers Essays]

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My Philosophy as a Teacher

- My Philosophy as a Teacher I want that “A” assignment displayed on David’s refrigerator. I want Julie to recount that discussion about Elie Weisel’s Night to her friend on the bus, and I want them to feel enlightened and emotional about it. Years from now, I want to hear Jose tell his son about the class where he realized he wasn’t stupid and could write well. I want him to write a story about it. I haven’t taught a David, a Julie or a Jose yet, but one day I want to have that kind of effect on my students....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Statement Teaching Essays]

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My Personal Philosophy of Education

- My Personal Philosophy of Education When I came to college, I debated on a major, trying to find a career that would be satisfying to me. After much pondering, I decided that education is the right path for me. I now find that not only do I think it is the right career, but I have a passion for helping children succeed. Education is a very important part of today's society. Teaching is a way to make society a better place for today's generation and our children. Teaching may not seem like a very important career to some people, but when I think back to some of my own teachers, I realize what an important part they played in my life....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teachers Teaching Essays]

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The Philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari

- The Philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari ABSTRACT: In academic philosophy the writings of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari are still treated as curiosities and their importance for philosophical discussions is not recognized. In order to remedy this, I demonstrate how the very concept of philosophy expounded by the two contributes to philosophical thinking at the end of the twentieth century while also providing a possible line of thought for the next millenium. To do this, I first emphasize the influence of Deleuze's thinking, while also indicating the impact Guattari had on him....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]

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A Plea for a Peircean Turn in Analytic Philosophy

- A Plea for a Peircean Turn in Analytic Philosophy ABSTRACT: Criticisms of analytic philosophy have increased in intensity in the last decade, denouncing specifically its closing in on itself, which results in barrenness and ignorance of real human problems. The thought of C. S. Peirce is proposed as a fruitful way of renewing the analytic tradition and obviating these criticisms. While this paper is largely a reflection on Hilary Putnam’s study of the historical development of analytic philosophy, not only can some of its main roots be traced back to Peirce, but also the recent resurgence of pragmatism can be regarded as a pragmatist renovation of the analytic tradition....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]

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My Philosophy of Education

- Philosophy of Education Jean-Paul Sartre said, “Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself” (Myra, David, 402). According to him, personality is made by him/herself according to environment, religion, or society and everyone has a different belief and idea such as how they want to behave toward others or what I want to be on their own through their experience or life. Everyone has his or her own belief, philosophy, and dream but also I have my own concept. My philosophy of education revolves around why I want to be a teacher, my own philosophy of education, and what I want to do in future....   [tags: Philosophy on Teaching Statement Teachers Essays]

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My Philosophy of Education

- My Philosophy of Education Growing up in a rural community there is seldom much to do, especially having no real close neighbors, whom you could call up and say come on over, due to the fact they would actually have to walk that “country mile.” Therefore, I had a lot of time on my hands as a young child and did various things to pass the time away, you see, when I was younger I never though the summer would end so I could go back to school and see all of my friends again. I cannot recollect when school became more than just about seeing your friends after a long summer, but gradually it did....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Statement Teaching Essays]

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My Philosophy of Education

- Philosophy of Education What is my philosophy of education. For hours I have tried to decide what exactly that is. However after much thought I have not been able to come up with an exact answer. After much consideration I have decided that I have no real philosophy but I have goals that one day I will achieve. Although the goals sound simple I know that they will be difficult to attain. I have almost always wanted to teach. I grew up in a single parent household and my mother was an elementary school teacher....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Statement Teaching Essays]

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My Philosophy of Education

- My Philosophy of Education A child’s education is one of the most important, if not the most important, aspects of his or her life. With this in mind, teachers are very influential characters. Therefore it is essential that teachers develop their educational philosophy and their educational goals before making the big step from being a student to being a teacher. I would now like to present my educational philosophy and goals. I will do this by combining the thoughts of Rousseau, Plato/Socrates, Sophistry/Foucault, Pragmatism/Progressivism and interpreting and creating it into my own....   [tags: Teaching Philosophy Education Essays Papers]

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Xavier Zubiri's Critique of Classical Philosophy

- Xavier Zubiri's Critique of Classical Philosophy ABSTRACT: The contemporary Spanish philosopher Xavier Zubiri (1893-1983) developed his philosophy in constant dialogue with the past. Zubiri believed that there are fundamental flaws with classical philosophy that require a fresh approach. His critique of classical philosophy falls into three areas: conceptual, factual, and scope. The first is treated in this paper with respect to five subjects. Zubiri believed that the structure of human intellection is incorrect in classical philosophy....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]

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My Philosophy of Education

- My Philosophy of Education All children can learn. This has been a philosophy of mine ever since I won a contest in fourth grade. All fourth graders were asked to submit a saying a that was going to be put on our school flag. To my surprise, I won and that was what made me realize just how true that statement is. However, that philosophy can be broken up into five components. The first being the purpose of education. Second, the nature of knowledge. Third, the nature of the student. Next, the method used in teaching....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Statement Teaching Essays]

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Statement of Educational Philosophy

- Statement of Educational Philosophy A person’s philosophy of education is important because it affects the way that their classroom will be run. To be a good teacher, a person should genuinely like the students and want to make a difference in their lives, giving them the confidence to succeed. There are many things that go into developing an educational philosophy: The nature of the students, the nature of knowledge, the purpose of education, the method of education, and the curriculum. I believe that every student is very different....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teachers Teaching Essays]

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My Philosophy of Education

- My Philosophy of Education "I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside. Give them a sense of pride...These lyrics from "The Greatest Love of All" sung by Whitney Houston more than 15 years ago have become almost trite. However, in simplified terms those lyrics sum up my philosophical attitude toward teaching and clarify for me why I want to teach, specifically elementary education. The future of any generation belongs to the children of that generation....   [tags: Philosophy on Education Statement Teaching Essays]

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Teaching Philosophy as Education and Evaluation of Thinking

- ABSTRACT: Teaching philosophy and critical thinking is one of the main ways to clearly reaffirm the value of human persons and of goodness and freedom. It is not sufficient to propose a philosophical message, but we must teach it systematically (curriculum) with a real synergy between teachers and parents. We must also build a curriculum, which includes an evaluation model based on clear goals and objectives: the intermediate and final evaluation and assessment will enable us to be sure that we have reached our aim....   [tags: Philosophical Philosophy Papers]

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My Philosophy of Education

- Philosophy of Education While many people know what they want to do when they get older, I had no clue as to what I wanted to do after I graduated. Right before my graduation, my high school guidance counselor came up to me and asked if I would be interested in tutoring over the summer to make some money for school. Well I figured I'd give it a shot just to see what it was like, and from this came one of the greatest joys of my life. When I walked in the classroom to tutor the children their faces lit up when they saw some one really cared and wanted to help them....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Statement Teaching Essays]

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My Philosophy of Education

- My Philosophy of Education I want to become a teacher for three reasons. The first is, I love children of all ages and want to help them in any way that I can. The second is, I want to influence children in a positive way and help them be all they can be, much like some of my teachers did me. Finally, I enjoy the feeling that I receive when a child's face lights up, because they understand something that I am explaining to them. That feeling is enough to make me teach, regardless of the paycheck....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Statement Teaching Essays]

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My Philosophy of Education

- My Philosophy of Education As I start to write this paper, I begin to think of the reasons why I want to become a teacher. The most important reason is my love for children. When I was little, I always dreamed about being a teacher and I would always pretend to be teaching a classroom. As I grew older, I knew I wanted to be in a field that involved interaction with people. I soon began to work at a local gymnastics center where I became a coach for children form ages two to seventeen. At my work, even through the bad experiences, I could not help but love and want to help those kids even more....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Statement Teaching Essays]

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Aristotelian Philosophy and Plays

- Aristotelian Philosophy and Plays According to Aristotelian philosophy a tragedy is a compressed development of a single plot. Aristotle's principles have been derived from Greek mythology. He studied their plays, which had been enacted and hence laid down a set of rules. All playwrights and authors have followed his rules for centuries his rules have been considered a guide to a well-written tragedy. Aristotle states that for a play to be a tragedy the play should consist of a genre and generic attributes....   [tags: Philosophy Plays Shakesepare Aristotle Essays]

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My Philosophy of Education

- My Philosophy of Education I believe that the Foreign Language classroom should be one that not only teaches how to speak a language, but also how to survive in the growing, and very diverse communities that we live in and that our students live in. Students should learn about the culture that corresponds to the language that they are learning, and teachers should promote diversity and acceptance among all ethnic groups, including the people of the target language. Students should be in a classroom where they feel comfortable enough to experiment with the new language....   [tags: Teaching Philosophy Education School Essays]

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Philosophy Ideas

- I have decided to write my paper on a set of notions than one philosopher. As I was reading material for the class, I found that I never agreed with one philosopher on every notion. I choose to use a set of notions from the Roman philosopher Marcus Aurelius. Aurelius had many notions, I picked a hand full of notions. Throughout the paper you will read about the philosophers notion and my opinion of the notion. Let's get started. First up, "Remember how many moments you have been given, and how many are gone....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Educational Goals and Philosophy

- Educational Goals and Philosophy There are several reasons why I want to be a teacher. One reason is that I love being around children. Another reason is that I love to see the look of amazement on child's face when they learn something new. I also love the look on their face when they discover that they can do what they just learned. During my observation, I met a little boy who had just moved back to West Virginia. This little boy is in the first grade and he has a learning disability. The class that I was observing was a special education class and I had the pleasure of helping the teacher with this little boy....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching Teachers Essays]

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My Philosophy of Education

- My Philosophy of Education TEACHER ROLES: I believe that the teacher of elementary students has many roles. I will sometimes be a facilitator-guide, sometimes a supportive, nurturing mother-like figure, and sometimes a sage who imparts knowledge. I will encourage my students to become more self-aware and self-managing. I believe that elementary school teachers must focus significant classroom time on the acquisition of social and community skills such as mutual respect, cooperation, friendship-building skills, and kindness....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching Teachers Essays]

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Statement of Educational Philosophy

- Statement of Educational Philosophy What is a humanitarian. Webster's Dictionary defines it as one who practices philanthropy; an effort to promote human welfare. As a child, I always knew I wanted to become a humanitarian. I have always loved to help people, which I viewed as a very special gift granted from God. However, it never occurred to me that becoming a teacher would be the best way to share my gift. I always looked at health care options and even exceeded in the nursing program....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Statement Teaching Essays]

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My Philosophy of Education

- My Philosophy of Education The obstacle of finding a career is something we are all faced with at one time or another. Fortunately for me, I found this decision to be a very easy one, because I have a love for teaching. The decision of my career was clear. I was going to become a teacher. The nature of students, or at least most students, is to learn and master problem-solving abilities in order to be a successful adult. I believe the student’s nature is ever changing, therefore, in that perspective, I agree mostly with progressivism....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Statement Teaching Essays]

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My Philosophy of Education

- Philosophy on Education In the beginning there were students. the students learned what they were to do and what not to do. It continued on and on and still to this day we have students who are told what to do and not to do. They are told how to act, how to make decisions on their own, and how to make something of themselves. The student is taught that they need to learn so that they know more and to survive in today's society because most everyone today needs a good education. The student is taught in ways they will learn....   [tags: Philosophy on Education Statement Teaching Essays]

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My Philosophy of Education

- My Philosophy of Education Education today is very different than that of twenty years ago. I think that today’s educators have more interest in test scores and the outcome of standardized testing, than the level of content that a child is learning and the successfulness of the teaching and learning process. I want to meet both of the aspects. I want my students to have high test scores and do well for our school, yet at the same time have fun learning. I want to make a child excited about learning and thrilled about coming to school to learn....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Educational Learning Essay]

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Malebranche's Occasionalism: The Philosophy in the Garden of Eden

- Malebranche's Occasionalism: The Philosophy in the Garden of Eden ABSTRACT: According to Malebranche, Adam should be considered as an occasionalist philosopher. Not only did philosophy originate in paradise, but it in fact originated as Malebranchian occasionalism. It was in order to be able to persist in his occasionalist belief that Adam was given exceptional power over his body, that is, the power to detach the principal part of his brain (i.e., the seat of the soul) from the rest of the body....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]

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John Dewey's Criticisms of Traditional Philosophy

- Dewey's Criticisms of Traditional Philosophy ABSTRACT: In this paper I address some of John Dewey’s more generally applicable criticisms of the philosophic "tradition," and show how his criticisms stem from his naturalistic approach to philosophy. This topic is important because Dewey gives great insight into discussions that are relevant today regarding the role of philosophy. In 1935 he anticipated many of the criticisms of the "later" Wittgenstein regarding the establishment of post facto standards as a cause, the separation of language from behavior and the privatization of mind—yet Dewey still finds use for metaphysics or "thinking at large." I believe the essence of Dewey’s criticism...   [tags: Philosophical Philosophy Essays]

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The Free Will in Meditations on First Philosophy by Descartes

- The Free Will in Meditations on First Philosophy by Descartes I In Meditations on First Philosophy, Descartes takes the reader through a methodological exercise in philosophical enquiry. After stripping the intellect of all doubtful and false beliefs, he re-examines the nature and structure of being in an attempt to secure a universally valid epistemology free from skepticism. Hoping for the successful reconciliation of science and theology, Descartes works to reconstruct a new foundation of absolute and certain truth to act as a catalyst for future scientific research by “showing that a mathematical [rational-objective] physics of the world is attainable by creatures with our intellectua...   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Descartes Essays]

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Arche and Apeiron in Early Presocratic Philosophy

- Arche and Apeiron in Early Presocratic Philosophy Metaphysical speculation began, long before it was so named, among the presocratic Greeks as an enquiry into cosmology and first principles from two utterly disparate perspectives. The first of these, propounded by Herakleitos, noted the incessant flux (panta rhei) which characterises phenomena; the second, advanced by his contemporary Parmenides, taught the doctrine of a single immutable substance. These rivalling perspectives endure to this day: they announce one of the basic themes on which metaphysics since then has strung up an immense set of variations....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]

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Certainty in Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy

- Certainty in Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy René Descartes was the first philosopher to raise the question of how we can claim to know anything about the world with certainty. The idea is not that these doubts are probable, but that their possibility can never be entirely ruled out. If we can never be certain, how can we claim to know anything. The First Meditation of Meditations on First Philosophy, subtitled "What can be called into doubt," opens with the Meditator reflecting on the number of falsehoods he has believed during his life and on the subsequent ability of the body to deceive him....   [tags: Philosophy Religion Essays]

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My Educational Goals and Philosophy Statement

- My Education Philosophy Developing a personal education philosophy is a process that may never end, but I believe that I am in the midst of creating one based on my own experiences and the lessons I am receiving in college. After examining the various education philosophies outlined in the “Teachers, Schools & Society” textbook by Myra Pollack Sadker and David Miller Sadker, I have decided that my present philosophy is an eclectic combination of Essentialism and Progressivism....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching]

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Considering Mahayana Buddhism for Process Philosophy

- Considering Mahayana Buddhism for Process Philosophy "Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people." Karl Marx (1844) "Science frees us in many ways… from the bodily terror which the savage feels. But she replaces that, in the minds of many, by a moral terror which is far more overwhelming"....   [tags: Philosophy Religion Essays]

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Masters and Gautama: A Synthesis of Buddhist Philosophy

- Masters and Gautama: A Synthesis of Buddhist Philosophy Regardless of who we are or where we come from, we are unlucky enough to be subject to a world consisting of modifiers, pre-established social elements, systems of opinion and belief, which, though we may be unaware of them while they work their magic on us, ultimately serve to wrap us in a prison of thought. At the same time, there exist modifiers which may serve to free us. Depending on the right conditions, the time, we can be fortunate enough to see through the shroud pulled over our head at birth, to the true explanation of why we’re here, the truth of our existence....   [tags: Buddhism Buddhist Philosophy Papers]

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My Educational Goals and Philosophy Statement

- My Eclectic Educational Philosophy Thinking back on the years of high school, I remember having wonderful experiences both inside the classroom and out. I had influential teachers and the drive to succeed in order to obtain a higher education. I realize that not all students have that drive to continue their education, but as an aspiring educator I wish to seek and find that drive in each of my students. The famous philosopher and educator, John Dewey, once said, "The aim of education is to enable individuals to continue their education -- or that the object and reward of learning is continued capacity for growth." As a facilitating instructor, I plan to pursue this "aim of education"...   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching]

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My Educational Goals and Philosophy Statement

- My Educational Goals and Philosophy Statement I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, socially, and academically. It is my desire as a future educator to help students meet their fullest potential by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas. There are two elements that I believe are essential to establishing such an environment, (1) allowing the child’s natural curiosity to direct his/her learning, and (2) promoting respect for all things and all people....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teachers Essays]

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My Educational Goals and Philosophy Statement

- My Educational Goals and Philosophy Statement 'The most important function of education at any level is to develop the personality of the individual and the significance of his life to himself and to others' -Grayson Kirk. The teaching philosophy of progressivism focuses on developing the whole child. This philosophy not only teaches the core subject material, but it also allows the teacher to help develop the person the child is going to be. John Dewey, founder of progressivism, denounced the scholarly and classical school of curriculum....   [tags: Philosophy Teacher Teaching Essays]

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My Educational Goals and Philosophy Statement

- My Educational Goals and Philosophy Education is the foundation of today's society. Without it, there is no future. Every other career begins on that first day of kindergarten, when a nervous student stumbles into the classroom and finds a chair in the corner of the room. At that moment, a teacher plays a pivotal role in the child's fate. If they are successful in making the child feel comfortable, they can nurture the student's desire to learn. If they are not successful, they may hinder this pursuit....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching]

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My Educational Goals and Philosophy Statement

- My Educational Goals and Philosophy Statement Every person has an opinion about one thing or another about our educational system. I want to become more familiar with the current educational issues. In doing this, I will need to be respectful and open minded about the issues at hand and understand that they will be different and challenging to me. I will also expect in return that in return that people will treat me with the same courtesy given to them. Throughout this philosophy statement, I will discuss some of my educational opinions and goals based upon my brief experiences....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching Essays]

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My Educational Goals and Philosophy Statement

- My Education Philosophy I’ve always believed very strongly in hard work, perseverance, strong moral character. These traits to me are what exemplifies a superior teacher that has the privilege to touch many lives and change the world we live in. Hardwork is something that isn’t artificial, or can’t be bought. It’s a very special characteristic that sets people apart in the respect that it shows who want’s to be successful and make a difference and who doesn’t. In being a teacher hardwork comes with the job and it’s important that the teacher understands that before going into the profession....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching]

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Personal Philosophy: Child Development and Teaching

- Personal Philosophy Introduction Child development is divided into four areas of development; social / emotional, physical (motor), cognitive, and language. Typically children develop in a sequence of stages in each area. Although development normally follows the same series of stages, there are individual differences in what age each stage occurs. Development in part depends on the experiences a child encounters. According to Wardle (2004), young children learn from their total experience in a program....   [tags: Teaching Philosophy Education papers]

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Rene Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy

-      Descartes believes that knowledge comes from within the mind. This is a single indisputable fact to build on that can be gained through individual reflection. While seeking true knowledge, Descartes writes his Six Meditations. In these meditations, Descartes tries to develop a strong foundation, which all knowledge can be built upon. In the First Meditation, Descartes begins developing this foundation through the method of doubt. He casts doubt upon all his previous beliefs, including “matters which are not entirely certain and indubitable [and] those which appear to be manifestly false.” (Descartes, p.75, par.3) Once Descartes clears away all beliefs that can be called into doubt, he c...   [tags: Meditations on First Philosophy Essays]

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Hume vs. Kant: Moral Philosophy

-      From the origin of Western philosophical thought, there has been an interest in moral laws. As Hume points out in the Treatise, "morality is a subject that interests us above all others" (David Hume "A Treatise of Human Nature'). Originally, thoughts of how to live were centered on the issue of having the most satisfying life, with "virtue governing one's relations to others" (J.B. Schneewind 'Modern Moral Philosophy'). However, the view that there is one way to live that is best for everyone and the view that morality is determined by God, came to be questioned, and it is this that led to the emergence of Modern moral philosophy....   [tags: Philosophy Morality Philosophical Essays]

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Philosophy of Life

- Normally the strongest survive in many obstacles like in works and business, but not everyone believes that it is true. The quote “softness triumphs over hardness, feebleness over strength. What is more flexible is always superior over that which is immovable. This is the principle of controlling things by going along with them; of mastery through adaptation” by ancient Chinese sage Lao-Tzu explains that our life is a challenge that needs to get along with the people around us and about learning to manage on your own obstruction....   [tags: Chinese philosophy of Lao Tzu]

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My Educational Philosophy

- My Educational Philosophy Choosing a major is a very difficult decision to make for everyone. It has to be something that you can spend the rest of your life doing and should enjoy. When I think back to my elementary years through my senior year of high school, all I ever wanted to be was a dentist. I took the classes that would better prepare me in the dentistry field. There at the last second, I switched my major. It was first semester of my senior year of high school when my favorite teacher, Mrs....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching]

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Philosophy Educating Humanity?

- Philosophy Educating Humanity. ABSTRACT: Over two millennia of Western philosophy has not yet contributed much to the education of humanity. Philosophy has almost always been the exclusive domain of a small group of men. This elite character makes the assumption that philosophy could contribute to the education of human beings towards humanity — a humanity of human rights — improbable. If we want to educate human beings towards humanity, we will first have to teach them a sense of responsibility....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]

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Defining Environmental Philosophy

- Defining Environmental Philosophy The Greek word 'philosophy' means literally the (filial) love of wisdom. But 'wisdom' is not a commonly used word in our society so we need to make some effort to locate its meaning. What is indicated by the tradition in which philosophy seeks wisdom rather than merely knowledge or justified belief. While Plato and Aristotle did not agree on the basis of wisdom, they clearly did agree that wisdom is acquired with age and that it transcends mere knowledge about the objects surrounding us in the perceived world....   [tags: Environmental Philosophy Environment]

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My Educational Philosophy

- My Educational Philosophy My philosophy of education represents an eclectic mix of personal observations and experiences, opinions and beliefs. As an older, non-traditional student, I possess a wide array of experiences that color my beliefs and give me perspectives that are unique and quite possibly unconventional among the younger attitudes that surround me. I am not very receptive of conventional wisdom; instead choosing, for right or wrong, to reason out my own ideologies and philosophies....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching]

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My Educational Philosophy

- My Educational Philosophy To describe my educational philosophy, I needed to combine two philosophers into one making it my own. I plan to explain my philosophical view by discussing the purpose of public education in society. I felt that essentialism, popularized by William Bagley, and progressivism, led by John Dewey, best described my attitudes and views towards education. I feel the overall purpose of education is to teach students traditional academic subjects such as math, reading and writing, social studies, the sciences, music, art, computer science, health, and physical education....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching]

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Philosophy’s Prejudice Towards Religion

- Philosophy’s Prejudice Towards Religion ABSTRACT: Religion acquired a bad press in philosophical modernity after a rivalry developed between philosophy and theology, originating in philosophy’s adopting the role of our culture’s superjudge in all of morality and knowledge, and in faith’s coming to be seen as belief, that is, as assent to propositional content. Religion, no longer trust in the face of mystery, became a belief system. Reason as judge of propositional belief set up religion’s decline....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]

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Humanity Educating Philosophy

- Humanity Educating Philosophy ABSTRACT: In what follows, I focus on the partiality and fallibility of each of us as individuals, and explore what that means for us as epistemic agents. When we examine the tradition of Western European thought, we note that most epistemological theories assume individuals can know the answer, and are able to critique what is passed down to others as socially constructed knowledge. Many have made the argument that while humanity can be deceived, one individual can know, and therefore teach the others about their deceptions and false beliefs....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]

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My Educational Philosophy

- My Educational Philosophy Most people would say that what prompted them to become a teacher was a teacher that they had connected with and inspired them. I never really had this opportunity of aspiring to be like someone who has impacted my life. I never had a teacher that stood out to me or really tried to connect with me. Therefore, I suppose my explanation to want become a teacher is quite the opposite of the typical explanation. I don’t want to become like any of the teachers I had throughout my elementary and high school career; I want to be the opposite....   [tags: My Philosophy of Education]

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Teaching Philosophy Statement

- Teaching Philosophy Statement My philosophy of education draws on a number of theoretical frameworks. However, the key component is the individual, more specifically, the child. Each of us - each child - is different and unique, even though we reflect a socially constructed view of the world. The tension between difference and shared construction can be conceived of as a result of each individual’s experiences. Such experiences are a result of living in a social world and are different from those experienced by others....   [tags: Philosophy Education Essays]

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My Educational Philosophy

- My Educational Philosophy When I become a teacher I will strive to better my student’s life not only intellectually, but also socially and emotionally. I will strive to learn from them as much as I teach them; in hopes to become a better teacher to my future pupils. I was inspired to do this by a special teacher who is also my ideal teacher. Mr. Bishop, my junior high teacher, was a big role model to me; he is a teacher whom I model myself after. He is a teacher who always had an answer to everything....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching]

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Education Philosophy Statement

- Education Philosophy Statement A teacher once told me that it is not his job to teach a bunch of facts; it is his job to teach people to think and actually use their minds. Too often in education, the focus of classrooms is on the material being taught, instead of the students. In my personal experience I have found that students are not challenged to think nearly enough. They are told information and expected to regurgitate it back to the teacher. Is this truly the goal of education. I certainly hope not....   [tags: Teaching Education Philosophy]

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My Educational Philosophy

- My Educational Philosophy A teacher, according to Webster’s New College Dictionary, is one who “imparts knowledge or skill.” In truth, however, the responsibilities of a teacher ascend far beyond this formal definition. For many year teachers as a whole have guided and molded each generation, thus have guided and molded the future. Being part of such a grandeur undertaking serves as ample motivation for entering the education field. Teaching will give me the opportunity to take part in one of the institutions that America prides herself on: public education....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching]

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