Education And Friedrich Montesori's Philosophy Of Education

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Philosophy is the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence, especially when considered as an academic discipline. When it comes to education my overall philosophy is that I believe children should be happy to learn, teach themselves through self-activity,be motivated, and gain independence through learning. Friedrich Froebel agrees with what I believe because he stressed the importance of creating a happy, harmonious environment in which he/ she can grow and value self activity and play as a foundation on which the development of a whole person can be built. Children are as intelligent as when they get older, so being able to learn independence now will help them be better in their future. . In addition, Montessori believed that children should educate themselves: “It may be said that we acquire knowledge by using our minds; but the child absorbs knowledge directly into his psychic life. Simply by continuing to live, the child learns to speak his native tongue" (Education 2011) Paraphrasing on what he said, he stated that teachers show respect for children when they help them do things and learn for themselves. When children have choices, they are able to develop the skills and abilities necessary for effective learning, and to eventually gain a positive self-esteem. Montessori believed that “it is necessary for the teacher to guide the child without letting him feel her presence too much, so that she may be always ready to supply the desired help, but may never be the obstacle between the child and his experience". (Noble 89) Referring back to my philosophy, I believe in the idea that children should be independent learners. Recently, in our American school systems, the government has decided to do a... ... middle of paper ... ... Academy, I didn’t see encouragement on getting into colleges or passing classes, but instead stress the students out with no choices in life. Its a ride or die situation for them, and I feel bad, because learning shouldn’t be a one cause type of thing such as getting in colleges. “Education is not entitled, on this subject, to recommend any set of opinions as resting on the authority of established science. But it can supply the student with materials for his own mind, and helps to use them.” (Mills 149) What Mills is saying is that just push children in the right direction, let them be independent and work on their own future using the education they learned. Allow children to make their own choices, they can either end up happy or unhappy, either way by acknowledging the fact that they showed independence shows growth, and growth equals to a happier education.

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