The Purpose of Education
My philosophy of education and teaching is based on the conviction that education is important as it trains and prepares a person with necessary skills to follow their visions while permitting them to partake and compete as individual people in their society. Through education, people are prepared to make moral and ethical choices and also to think for themselves (McNergney & Herbert, 2000). I feel that education should be a way of preparing students by developing their minds so as to be prolific citizens in this changing and growing society. The methods used by teachers while teaching students usually involve a number of philosophies.
My Objectives as an Educator
I believe that the main purpose of education is to enable children become self-thinkers and to infuse an aspiration for learning and therefore my objectives as an educator is to provide chances for learning thus improving the success of the students. I believe that as an educator, one of my principal responsibility is to teach pupils to become their own individual at the same time making good choices. Another objective as a teacher is to offer a good environment that gives respect to social diversity. As articulated by McN...
ergney & Herbert (2000), learning environment ought to be democratic, in that it should be a place of mutual obligations. I believe that when learners feel esteemed and safe with their surroundings, there is a higher possibility of increasing their probabilities for success. As an educator, I also have the obligation to create ethical and moral behaviors because frequently, pupils look up on them.
Methods I Would Use to Achieve the Objectives
To accomplish these goals, I think it is essential to first of all create an equally authentic and respectful relationship with the students, one which communication is of uppermost priority. An independent and a good environment based on confidence can be established in the tutorial room through this kind of relationship, making it even more probable to interrelate positively in an academic setting (Coyle, 2005). When this is established, I think I would be able to achieve the most important objectives. Group work is also one of several methods I would use in the class setting as this can help the students to develop their socialization skills that will help them in their life.
How Ethics Are Integrated in My Work
I believe that it is very important to include character tutoring in each and every syllabus. Teaching pupils ethical and moral manners such as discipline, accountability, positive attitude, and honesty should be incorporated in the set of courses. Coyle (2005) asserts that signifying these ethically right manners in the class and being hopeful that students will be able model them prepares them in future as they become adults and this will help them to interact with others.
Evaluating Impacts as an Educator
As an educator, I would offer valuation tests so as to get t
know how much my students have learned. These valuation tests are also very significant as they can also be used as a means for gauging my methods of teaching. These assessments are beneficial as they may also provide me with relevant information on the areas that my students may need more assistance and whether they are ready to move on or not. Another form of valuation would be giving my students an opportunity to make correction to their work and learn from their mistakes therefore providing them with an opportunity to make their grades better.
- McNergney, R. F., & Herbert, J. M. (2000) Foundations of Education: The Challenge of Professional Practice Boston Allyn and Bacon.
- Coyle, K. (2005). Environmental literacy in America: What ten years of NEETF/Roper research and related studies say about environmental literacy in the US National Environmental Education & Training Foundation.
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