I believe that education its very personal journey that varies depending on the . The purpose of education is to prepare the children of today to be productive citizens of our world tomorrow. School serves as an important tool to prepare students to be independent thinkers, to develop skills that will help them in life and in the end to use these skills to be productive in their environment and hopefully change it for the best. Education begins from the moment we are born. From birth to about 6 years of age our brain does most of its development.
Abstract The main goal of education is to prepare individuals to be contributing citizens of our society and to help them reach their true potential. Education provides the foundation that enables students to be successful lifelong learners that thrive in society. While schools are the catalyst for the dissemination of education, it is a successful partnership between schools, government family and community that ensures the ultimate success of education. A clear focus on educating all students despite their diverse needs and differentiated instruction are essential. Teachers serve as facilitators who guide students in the learning process.
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. INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT: In order to be prepared for our rapidly changing, global society, children must begin early to learn how to think critically and to question.
It will also be demonstrated that my personal philosophy is in contrast to Paulo Friere and Alex Sutherland Neill. Aim of Education The aim of education is to provide an individual a unique experience, providing them with a secure, caring and stimulating environment, encouraging students to develop emotionally, intellectually, physically and mentally. This environment will lay the foundations facilitating individuals to become confident, enthusiastic, self-directed learners equipped to enter the society as critical thinkers, work collaboratively and act audaciously – a skill set for the 21st century. Education profoundly affects the lives of many people as
What is head knowledge when you cannot apply it? What use is academics when you cannot make rational decisions? Why would you go to school if you do not yearn for knowledge? As a teacher, I want to instill in my children these desires and the abilities to not only succeed academically but as a whole person as well. I believe that the role of an elementary teacher is not only to teach the “Three R’s” and the “Four W’s”, but also to foster within children a desire to learn and the ability to make wise choices.
Every child needs education to increase knowledge. Education is an essential life experience for children, and I think it differs depending on whom it was taught by and how it was taught. Teaching is an important profession that provides children with opportunities to learn new things and gain knowledge for their future. My focus and vision for education are similar to the educational philosophy called progressivism. Progressivism is a student-centered philosophy.
The statement which we will evaluate in this essay provokes the reader to use if self-assessment in their classrooms to help students to become lifelong learners. The question is how we as teachers bring self-assessment into our classrooms. To begin this section this we will look at the way in which teaching methods in post-primary education have developed since research into formative assessment outlined that student self-assessment was becoming a key part in the learning of students in post-primary schools. Formative assessments such as AFL have become key components in the classrooms of post-primary schools, ‘Sadler’s conditions as represented in these three questions frame what is called “Assessment for learning”-formative assessment practices
The challenge in our schools today, is the willingness of the educational leaders to implement change for the benefit of raising their overall grades and more importantly, to help learners retain the material that they are being taught. Experts in education today, recommend that schools should be willing to change how instructional material is presented based upon the needs of the students (Corcoran & Silander, 2009). In fact, as teachers monitor how their students are responding to the type of instruction, the most effective strategy is to change the process or method based upon the group’s greatest need (Corcoran & Silander, 2009). Furthermore, educators must be willing to change their instructional method in order to help the students increase their grades and attain the policy goals of the school district. What is Instructional Change?
A question today’s technological advance society needs to ask is “how do we make over the twentieth-century classroom to take advantage of all the remarkable digital benefits of the twentieth century”(Davidson 55). To reinvent our educational system teachers and leaders in our school system need to unlearn the traditional way of learning. “Instead of teaching we need to learn”(Davidson 50). Teachers need to learn from today’s technology savvy 21st century students and incorporate some ideas in their methods of teaching. Although this experiment breaks the educational institute patterns of learning, it also gives
Therefore, it endeavours to address the constant changes in the world by adapting the way learning is structured to ensure students are suitably equipped for the future (Bolstad et al., 2012). To adapt today’s education to coincide with the changing world, 21st century teaching and learning has incorporated a number of key features to pave the way for success. Promoting active learning that is primarily outcome based, engaging students in research driven and project-based learning and encouraging students to identify real-world problems are all incorporated to ensure students are well equipped for the future (Shaw, 2008). Teachers’ utilise these features in a number of ways to engage and motivate 21st century learners when delivering curriculum content. For instance, Bell (2010) noted when students partake in project-based learning as an approach to instruction that teaches curriculum concepts through a project; it provides them with a greater understanding of the current topic being researched.