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My Philosophy on Education

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My Philosophy on Education

My Philosophy on Education encompasses many areas but the result is an approach that I feel will educate every child in the best possible way. I am specializing in Early Childhood, because of this I feel that my philosophy is based on what is best for the child through the age of eight. My Philosophy is a mixture of the Progressivism approach and the Constructivists approach. These beliefs not only focus on one aspect of the classroom but rather on the classroom as a whole.

The curriculum of my classroom should be based on the works of John Dewey. I believe the best curriculum for the child in an early childhood setting is one that is based on the interests of the children. The children should be active participants in the learning process as a whole and not merely a bystander. This may sometimes mean that you need to scrap a lesson plan because a little boy in the class is caught watching a caterpillar and starts to ask questions. This would be a wonderful teaching opportunity to teach the whole class about the life cycle of the butterfly, Taking a...