This paper covers my education philosophy that has a great impact on my social life. I hold a strong belief that that the purpose of education is to impact knowledge and skills to the learners based on morality and ethics. It is important for educators to incorporate moral and ethical principles in teaching to mold holistic beings in the society. My educational philosophy is based on Bible truth that enshrines morality and ethics.
Behind every institution of learning and every educator is a set of beliefs that are related and have an influence of what and the mechanisms incorporated in impacting knowledge to the learners. Educational philosophy provides answers to various questions concerning the purpose of education, role of an educator as well as what is supposed to be taught and the effective methods employed in teaching. Different philosophers have distinct views of the purpose of education. When I was still young, an elementary teacher asked me what the purpose of education is; my answer was to gain knowledge and skills to lead a decent life. However, I later realized that moral and ethical principles are critical to the life of every...
individual. I believe that it is vital for the students to be trained in ethics and morality and also understand the curriculum. Education should provide an environment that helps the students to correct their mistakes through the guidance of the educators. Regardless of the fact that different philosophers have different views on the purpose of education, the main educational purpose is to impart knowledge and skills to the students based on moral and ethical principles to integrate well in the society.
Worldview and Philosophy of Life
The world view always shifts in every chapter of my life as I become more spiritual because I tend to perceive things from a biblical perspective. When Jesus was on the earth, he devoted most of His time to preach the gospel after which he was crucified for humanity to be forgiven their sins with a promise of eternal life (Biblical and ancient Greek linguistics, 2012). This statement has a strong influence on my role as a teacher since I believe in forgiveness, a spectacle necessary that is also greatly valued by the student fraternity. The role of a teacher is very crucial in the life of learners, and it is thus important for the teacher to teach spiritual, mental and physical aspects. I believe that this should be implemented in both elementary years as well as in secondary education to prepare students to become independent in the society. As Chandra & Rajendra (2009) reveals, education has a vital purpose of instilling moral and ethical values as well as attitudes and influences the learners to integrate well in the society.
Metaphysics has a close relationship with idealism and neo-scholasticism in my personal philosophy. Masoodi (2007) asserts that people should obtain knowledge as much as they can by using intellectual reasoning while at the same time relying on faith
in the sphere further than the span of human comprehension. Similar to Neo-Scholasticism and idealism, how I perceive reality goes further than reality. It is my belief that people can use human reasoning, faith as well as believes in the existence of the Supreme Being.
I hold an idea that both physical and spiritual believe promote veracity. Through the Biblical teachings, all the truth has been revealed (Chandra & Rajendra, 2009). Scientific evidence also provides support for Biblical truth. Just like idealists, I believe that truth, integrity, honor, and beauty are more crucial than organization and matter. The faith that I have give rise to my truth from the Biblical teachings.
The Bible teaches that the believers should follow the footsteps of Jesus Christ by emulating Him, and hence, I think that human being should act ethically and morally like Christ himself. In the Biblical teachings, Jesus is depicted as a person who does not engage in transgression but embraces love. As an educator, I tend to treat all the students equally without bias thereby creating a serene atmosphere to teach (Kaplan & Owings, 2009). I expect students to reciprocate the same behavior and attitude to their colleagues.
Philosophy of Schools & Learning
My belief about the schools and learning is that students have the potential to succeed and attain good morals. As a skilled instructor, I am obligated to assist the learner in meeting their full potential and gaining the knowledge and skill to revamp their life .The learning and behaviorist theories are well known to impact on my teaching perspectives. The behaviorist theories are centered on the idea that the student behaviors are likely to change in response to the outside stimuli. This could include either intrinsic reward or punishment system (Anna, 2011). On the other hand, Bigge (2012) asserts that the learning theory forms a conceptual framework that avails full account of the manner in which the information is grasped, processed and ultimately retained.
Today, the philosophy of many schools depicted as a form of remedy to religious perspectives. It is usually profiled with a partnership of the common fundamental values of the schools as well as a wider sense of learning school differential. It simulates real-world circumstances and the real-world contexts that in turn facilitate the real –world learning process. Students usually learn best when they can picture an explicit relationship between what they are learning and their real life specific experiences (Anna, 2011). Notably, right from the early age, human beings are assumed as natural learners. Student readily grasps the content of learning if the teacher incorporates distinctive practices and processes. Broadly speaking, the educator well-articulates and organizes the information, skills, and knowledge in a logical framework.
I belief that education practice should help the student connect what is taught in the classroom and the exterior world. Further, the implementation of the two theories becomes an essential tool. Additionally, I intend to integrate the learning theories by providing opportunities for the students to relate the content taught in a classroom in different and meaningful ways. This will involve using various active leaning strategies for instance cooperative
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