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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education On October 20, 2001 I had the greatest dream. From this dream, I came to the realization that I would become an educator. I’ve always felt that the hardest decision to make is what to do for the rest of your life. My life was heading on a different road in a completely different direction. After being down this road for nearly three years, I discovered that I was not satisfied with my initial career choice. The road led me to Concord College. My educational plan is to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Special Education....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 1022 words
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Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and My Experience Teaching Chemistry in India - Statement of Teaching Philosophy “A teacher can never truly teach unless he is still learning himself. A lamp can never light another lamp unless it continues to burn its own flame. The teacher who has come to the end of his subject, who has no living traffic with his knowledge but merely repeats his lesson to his students, can only load their minds, he cannot quicken them.” … Rabindranath Tagore (Nobel prize in literature in 1913) This is my favorite quotation because it express what, I think, is the essence of teaching and learning....   [tags: Philosophy of Education] 1058 words
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Philosophy of Education - According to my knowledge the word "philosophy" is the study and understanding of knowledge in relevance to studying the wisdom of the universe. The word "education" is the act of developed knowledge. When put together the phrase, "philosophy of education," has extremely deep meaning within the context of knowledge. Therefore, before I can accurately state my position on the issue, I must examine my past, present and future experiences with knowledge. My view on education and my experience with knowledge was very sheltered until I came to Ball State University....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement]
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education missing works cited The Education process is one that gradually proceeds throughout life, greatly in early years and really never stops. There will always be something someone has not learned. Knowledge is a powerful tool. One of the most well-known educators in the 20th Century, Christa McAuliffe, before her tragic death said, “I touch the future, I teach.” As an educator you seek to influence each of your students. A goal, common to many new and old teachers; as well as, those who ‘hope to be” desire the ability to touch someone’s future....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 1663 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education I spent some time looking back upon my time in elementary, junior high and high school and thinking about all of my favorite teachers, and what exactly made them such outstanding, inspiring educators. I came to several conclusions. A good teacher is one who can not only show a student how to add four and seven, but also help them see why it is important for them to know how to do so. A good teacher is one who can explain to a child the process of photosynthesis while at the same time instilling an appreciation for the beauty of a flower....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 1401 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education Educating children profoundly affects their lives and influences the life of anyone who comes into contact with those children. Education provides a foundation for a child to base the rest of his or her life on. Without a solid education, it becomes impossible for an individual to provide for themselves and their family. Also, well-educated people can make decisions that benefit both their own interests and the interests of society as a whole. In this paper, I will address my personal opinions and philosophy about education....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching Essays] 1577 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education There comes a definite time in the life of every individual when a clear and conscious comprehension of identity must be established. A person must ask himself who he is, what his personal strengths are, and what path he wishes to pursue in order to shape his future and procure his dreams. I recently found myself at such a crossroads, and I faced the decision with much ambivalence. I was influenced by my high school peers and instructors to do something “incredible” with my promising life – to pursue medical school or law school....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement Essays] 1411 words
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Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Teaching As a future English teacher, my main priority is to share the wealth of opportunities and possibilities that an education in English can provide to a student. Given this task, I’ve begun to develop the guidelines by which my teaching will adhere. Although I still have much to learn, what follows is a simple framework for the ideals that I currently support. Not only do I expect these guidelines to change as I learn more about my students and myself, I look forward to the improvements that may stem from these growths....   [tags: Philosophy Teaching Education Admissions] 570 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education Ever since I was a little girl I had this dream of being a teacher. Whether it was making up “pretend” tests or having my younger brother sit through my instruction, I knew that I was a born teacher. And now that I have grown and matured into a responsible young woman, I feel that my place in this world is in the classroom. I feel that the children are our future and we should teach them everything we know to the best of our abilities. Every summer since the age of 13, I have been babysitting for local families in my small hometown of Pineville....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 1203 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education Webster’s definition of teaching is the act or profession of instruction. But to be a teacher is so much more. A teacher must be an instructor, counselor, disciplinarian, and a role model. To be an effective teacher we must incorporate all these roles into one entity. I have read educational philosophies written by Plato, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Charles Anders Pierce, and John Dewy. These viewpoints were helpful in determining my own educational philosophy. I did not use one particular by parts of all of them....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Teachers Essays] 935 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education Education is an essential element to the life of every person. Teachers must have a philosophy of teaching to be effective in the classroom. No matter what way of teaching an educator chooses, it should positively affect his or her students and help to keep them on track to growing into strong intelligent adults. If a child is placed in a positive environment, then it will help shape them into good citizens. According to Plato, a student's environment determines his or her morals and character....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 819 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education Without education people would be lost. Education gives a student the knowledge to survive in a demanding world. It also helps a student grow as an individual. Students need to be motivated to learn by the teacher in the classroom. Motivation can come in different forms and depends on the age of the students. A teacher has many rewarding experiences in the classroom. My goal is to get students interested in learning. Teachers need to make sure that they do not discriminate in their classrooms....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 1270 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education Everyone has their own personal views on philosophy and they also have their own educational goals, myself included. Over the course of this paper I will discuss my views on philosophy and my educational goals. Furthermore I will address the nature of students; the nature of knowledge; the purpose of public education; my methods of teaching; and finally the curricular areas that I feel are the most important. First I shall discuss the nature of students. Much like Rousseau, I believe humans are born naturally innocent and are largely shaped by the environment, they are also partially shaped by nature....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Teachers Essays] 1311 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education My philosophy of education would include a classroom that supports creativity and gives students an opportunity to explore the world in the confines of four walls. Knowledge results from countless experiences and interactions throughout an individual’s lifetime. I believe the purpose of education is to allow students to discover who they are through exploring who has come before them, and what is possible for them in the future. Formal education should provide students with more than a foundation in basic disciplines....   [tags: Philosophy on Teaching Educational Essays] 561 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education I fell in love with learning when I was only a small child. With the support and encouragement of my parents, I have come to know the value of education and have a desire to instill this same sense of structure in students I will come in contact with. For this reason, and a few others, I decided to become a teacher. Ever since I was a younger I loved the idea of school and was eager to get started. All throughout my life I have had a passion for learning and always knew that I was meant to teach....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 1044 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education I have thought several times over what my philosophy towards teaching is, or quite frankly, will be as I learn more about the teaching profession and eventually begin teaching on my own. While I have already been teaching swim lessons for the past five years and presently hold the position of assistant football coach at Bluefield Middle School, I can say that my hat goes off to anyone possessing the patience and expertise to stand before a classroom or gymnasium of students and have the confidence to pass their knowledge on to that group of students....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 820 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education It seems that everyone has a different opinion of what education should be and why it is important. In this paper, I will address the philosophy I most agree with: progressivism. I will briefly explain what it’s about and why I agree with it. Then I will give you a brief look at my viewpoints on teaching and education in general. First of all, I feel that it is obviously in a student’s nature to want to be around others and be social in all that they do. Aside from that, I believe that students also want to gain knowledge and are naturally curious about subject matters both in and out of the school setting....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 1542 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education Most of the teachers that have taught me in my time as a student have come across as positive role models to their students. When I look back at my experiences with those teachers, I want to be like them. I want to help my students just like those teachers have helped me. Those teachers that made a positive impression on me are the reason I want to be a teacher. Those teachers that I look back on played a huge part in developing the human being that I am today. I want to be able to play that same part in the development of other people....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Educational Essays] 423 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education I believe the key to a happy and successful life is having the choice to do what you really want, whether it’s being a sail boat captain, a scientist, or a tax collector. The only way to have these choices in life is through education. The more information you have and the clearer you can think, the more power you have over your future. This is why education is so important. It gives children the power to get out of bad neighborhoods or the courage to pursue an unorthodox career....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement Teachers] 608 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education In today’s society a good, well rounded education is what every child needs to succeed. The classroom environment, the curriculum, and the way the classroom is managed are all important factors that contribute to the quality of education that a child receives. I believe that the learning environment is very important to a child’s desire to learn. Like Rousseau, I think that education should take place in a rural setting when possible. Ideally the classes would be small, consisting of fifteen to twenty students....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Teachers Essays] 565 words
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Philosophy and Technology - Philosophy and Technology ABSTRACT: This paper deals the place of technology in contemporary culture, and the relationship between science and morality. A definition of technique as a social process has to emphasize the fact that technique means developing and enabling different fabricated material systems; it is also the action of environment transformation according to human necessities. The area of culture is not limited to classical values, conceived with traditional meanings, arts and human sciences, but also covers the values of the natural and technical sciences as well as the whole set of values implied by technique and technology....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education As a future educator, there are many pieces of knowledge that I hope to impart on my future students. I also believe that there are many different ways in which to give this knowledge. I relate myself mostly with the Social Re-Constructionists. They believe in a wide curriculum, covering more than the basics, which I feel is very important. One thing that I do find very important is practical educational experiences. As an elementary teacher, I will not get to see this put to much use, but I hope that my students will have future opportunities to complete internships, work-studies, and many other opportunities along those lines....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 1006 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education “Be all that you can be. Find your future- as a teacher.” No, joining the army is not what Madeline Fuchs Holzer had in mind when she said this quote. Being all you can be in life requires dedication, responsibility and a desire to do what you love. Teaching is a profession that requires 110% from a person. I have the drive and ability to be the best that I can be as a teacher. There is not anything else I would want to do with my life besides teaching. I want to be a reflection to my students that they can be all that they can be....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 1416 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education I knew at an early age that I wanted to be a teacher. As a child, my friends and cousins always played school and of course I always had to be the teacher. We had a cinderblock building that we called the "playhouse" and this is where my teaching career began. We would play for hours doing reading, spelling and writing. I always loved to grade the papers. And most of all I had strict behavior rules. Throughout life, even though my teaching career has been on hold, I have worked in various atmospheres with children from babysitting to different types of leadership roles....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 818 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education School. What is school. School is something where kids go five days a week to learn new things each day. School is where they get a good education so when they get out of college they can go get a high paying job and support their family. Having an education is something that will help you when you get in the real world. Education is something that has helped me to pursue my dream, which is to go to college and get a job as a teacher, which was influenced by my father....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 1667 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy As Abigail Adams once said, “Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attained to with diligence.” Just as students learn with ardor and diligence, teaching is also a profession learned with ardor and diligence to achieve excellence as a teacher in today’s classroom. As I have grown up in a family thriving with teachers, I have seen both lessons taught and lessons learned. Children can offer a unique reward; to see a child learn is an accomplishing and satisfying feeling....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 1214 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. -Albert Einstein Tell me, and I’ll forget. Show me, and I’ll remember. Involve me, and I’ll learn. -Marla Jones The two quotes that I have listed above can in essence describe my feelings on education and teaching. For me teaching is sharing a passion not only for learning, but also for the material you are teaching. My passion happens to be English, and to me that means allowing my students to read something and think about it....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Educational Essays] 1095 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education One of the most privileged professions in the world today is teaching. Teachers can influence the youth of a culture in a way no one else can. Teachers have the honorable responsibility of education. Students develop mentally, socially, and ethically within the realm of academic education. While in this critical stage of development, students are given the laboratory of the classroom to test themselves in ways that are more risky after graduation. Teachers play a crucial role in this laboratory....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 730 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Education Have you ever sat down and thought about who your favorite teacher was during your primary and secondary school years. Did you enjoy their class because it was exciting, educational, and unique. When I decided to become a teacher I sat down and asked myself these very questions. After graduation it was very difficult for me to decide on how to further my life, college or entering the work force. After looking back on my life and trying to decide what has made the biggest influence on it, teaching has given me the greatest joy and pride....   [tags: Philosophy of Education] 1045 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Education Deciding what you want to do for the rest of your life is a very important and hard decision. But for me, this decision was not hard at all because ever since I was a young child, I have always wanted to become a teacher. Many people find it amusing when I tell them of my aspirations of becoming a teacher, and they respond by saying that the only reason why I want to be a teacher is because my parents are both teachers. I respond to them by describing what teaching means to me and tell them what I could bring to the teaching professional to enhance it....   [tags: Philosophy of Education] 1225 words
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Moral Relativism and Problems Associated With this Philosophy - Moral relativists believe that no one has the right to judge another individuals choice, decisions, or lifestyle because however they choose to live is right for them. In addition everyone has the right to their own moral beliefs and to impose those beliefs on another individual is wrong. At first glance moral relativism may appear ideal in allowing for individual freedom. After all why shouldn’t each individual be entitled to their own idea of moral values and why should others force their beliefs on anyone else....   [tags: philosophy] 824 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Education Education is something that every person should be given the chance to attain. It is vital for all people young, old, mentally impaired, ADHD, or whatever characteristic they may encompass. I believe everyone has the right to learn and be taught in an school environment. The law passed in 1975, P.L. 94-142, made numerous changes in the way certain children with special needs was being treated in the public school system. With the update in 1991, IDEA (Individuals With Disabilities act) added to the progress to end discrimination towards all exceptionalities....   [tags: Philosophy of Education] 1387 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Education Before a person goes into the education field, most have to do a lot of thinking to make sure that what they are beginning is something that they will truly enjoy doing. Teachers do not go into their profession for fame and fortune. They are there to educate children for a lifetime of learning. Teaching is not something that I have had to think about. Teaching is something I have felt drawn to ever since I was three or four years old playing school with my cousins. I have known that I wanted to teach all of my life....   [tags: Philosophy of Education] 1807 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Education Throughout the history of education, there have been many different philosophical views. The views have varied from Plato's "The Republic," to Rousseau's "Emile". Plato believed that the purpose of education was to create a perfect city-state, while Rousseau believed that the purpose was to develop people, who freely choose good. Both of these philosophies cooperate with my beliefs; however, my beliefs do differ in some aspects. Through my philosophies covering the nature of humans, curriculum, and teaching methods I hope to better educate the students and America a better place to live....   [tags: Philosophy of Education] 989 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy I have for several years played with the idea of becoming a teacher. I started my college education over twenty years ago and within this period of time, I have had the pleasure of raising my own children and being involved with hundreds of other children at the elementary school level, as a little league coach of basketball and softball. And the most important lesson I learned was that at this stage of a child’s life their self worth and self esteem, are so very important in the building blocks for adolescence and young adulthood....   [tags: Philosophy of Education] 423 words
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My Teaching Philosophy Statement - My Philosophy on Education As an education major at State College, I’ve decided to become a teacher for several reasons. As I progressed through elementary, middle, and high school, many of my teachers were great role models for me. This has inspired me to become a role model for someone in the near future. My love for science and math has also influenced my desire to teach and make a difference in a child’s life. I want to teach students the subjects that I love so much. I want the feeling that I helped a child accomplish or learn something they couldn’t understand....   [tags: Educational Philosophy] 1004 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Education From the moment of conception, one faces many facets of change: physical change, mental change, and spiritual change. The physical changes in life occur naturally depending upon the whims of nature, nutrition, and the individual’s gene pool; however the spiritual and mental changes are dependent on one’s environment, social contact, and teaching. As a teacher I feel it is my responsibility to over prepare my students for the inevitable changes that will occur in their lives by instilling confidence and knowledge while presenting myself as a good role model....   [tags: Philosophy of Education] 935 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Education To be an effective educator, I believe one must have a foundation of moral and ethical principles. An educator should support the learning environment, while being flexible and teachable. He or she must also lay a foundation of beliefs on how individuals learn, seeking to enable individuals to reach their optimal potential. My personal educational philosophy begins with believing all children are unique individuals, with different emotions and different styles of learning....   [tags: Philosophy of Education] 513 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Education Every high school student who plans to continue his or her education at a college or university has a reason. Some have plans to become doctors or lawyers. Other students have plans to become one of the most important members of our society, even more important than the president. Those students have plans of becoming a teacher. I am one such student. All my life, all I have ever wanted to do was teach. I loved school, for the most part. I had several teachers whom I adored....   [tags: Philosophy of Education] 1221 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Education Having graduated from a public school system, I feel my experiences and opinions are not only first hand, but they are something I should always try to consider when thinking about or dealing with my own students. As every student has, I have had great teachers as well as terrible ones; some of those teachers everyone loved or hated, and other received varied opinions about themselves from their students. The student teacher relationship is something that is unavoidable, as it should be....   [tags: Philosophy of Education] 412 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Education Education plays a significant role in everyone's life. The purpose of education is to better our society as a whole. I believe education expands the minds of children and helps to give them a guideline on how to survive in the world. The purpose of a teacher is to provide students with an array of beliefs and views, which will later allow the students to create their own ideas about what is important in the world. The main goal of most teachers is to enforce ideas that they believe will be most valuable for a child's life....   [tags: Philosophy of Education] 573 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Education The purpose of education is to provide students with a knowledge base that will enable them to achieve their goals. These goals will vary from student to student, but an education will enable students to reach their highest potential. Education is a gift and a privilege that all students, no matter their social status, race, or ethnic background, should receive. Education should better society as a whole, and this can only be accomplished through the hard work and dedication of teachers....   [tags: Philosophy of Education] 614 words
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My Philosophy of Teaching - Philosophy of Education As a young girl, I would come home from school and pretend to be a teacher. I would sit my younger cousins at small tables and ask them to complete various assignments, such as reading a book or writing the alphabet. We even had lunch in our pretend cafeteria, the dining room, and then we would venture outside for recess. Being a teacher has almost always been a goal of mine. I went through a phase in junior high school where I wanted to become a doctor in order to receive their large salary....   [tags: Philosophy of Education] 994 words
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The Elements of Newton's Philosophy, By Voltaire - The Elements of Newton's Philosophy. By Voltaire. (Guildford and London: Billing and Sons Ltd., 1967. Pp xvi, 363.) In this essay, published in 1738, Voltaire explains the philosophies of not only Newton, but in a large part Descartes because of his contributions in the fields of geometry. In Voltaire's concise explanation of Newton's and other philosophers' paradigms related in the fields of astronomy and physics, he employs geometry through diagrams and pictures and proves his statements with calculus....   [tags: Elements of Newton's Philosophy] 515 words
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Importance of Philosophy in the Modern World - The Importance of Philosophy in the Modern World Many of the philosophers we have been reading in class seem to me to be hopelessly dated (although some of them express useful ideas and/or make good points). Of course, it's easy to become trapped in writing only for the period a person lives in, and a philosophy is necessarily dependant on the historical situation and the extent of man's knowledge. And many of the philosophers who have existed over the course of the centuries have necessarily had to worry about governmental, church, or societal disapproval, censorship, or punishment....   [tags: Philosophy Religion Essays] 630 words
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The Problems Of Philosophy, by Bertrand Russell - The value of Philosophy is, in fact, to be sought largely in its uncertainty. The man who has no tincture of Philosophy goes through life imprisoned in the prejudices derived from common sense, from the habitual beliefs of his age or his nation, and from the convictions which have grown up in his mind without the co-operation of his deliberate reason. Bertrand Russell, The Problems of Philosophy. Philosophy is commonly thought of as an activity reserved for Oxbridge high- brows; or a sort of intellectual table-tennis indulged in by the Ancient Greeks to while the time away before television came along....   [tags: The Problems Of Philosophy Essays] 1132 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education I am twenty-eight years old, and have only decided to become a teacher within the past two years. I have always wanted to help people in some way, yet I was not sure of what area or angle to go with my humanitarian instincts. While at University, two of my professors would continually express their feelings on what an impact I would make as a teacher. This planted the seed. I later became pregnant with and gave birth to my daughter. When you are pregnant and have children you have many worries and anxieties, including the stress of who will be caring for and teaching your child....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Statement Teachers Essays] 1509 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education As I begin my education for becoming a teacher, I am beginning to make decisions on things such as how I would like my teaching style to be, ways to deal with discipline problems, and how I would like my classroom to be set up. However, I cannot put my ideas into one philosophy. I feel that using many styles of teaching is better than just using one. Some students may learn better with one style of teaching while others may learn better with another. The teaching philosophies I can best relate to are realism, pragmatism, and idealism....   [tags: Philosophy on Teaching Statement Teachers Essays] 995 words
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An Educational Philosophy - An Educational Philosophy If the best of us will be teachers and the rest something else, then I hope the best of us will also be students. I believe we are all students and I expect I will learn as much from my students as they will learn from me. I hope more than anything though, that my students will value the simple act of obtaining knowledge more than worrying about getting every graded detail correct. If a student cannot enjoy the learning process, they are not going to truly learn the subject content....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Statement Teaching Essays] 873 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education The philosophical perspective possessed by a teacher has on affects the ability and effectiveness of their teaching methods. Therefore a teacher must be one who appreciates and respects education and formalized schooling. In the following paragraphs I will give a general description of my views on education. I will describe how I view the acquisition of knowledge, common student nature, what I believe the purpose of education is and my desired method and curriculum. Future teachers should carefully consider each of these aspects....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Teachers Education Essays] 1029 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education I began my college education in 1987. I attended two full years and one part-time year before accepting a position with an engineering firm in 1992. I was employed there for the next nine years and was promoted three times. Even though this was a good stable career, I was not satisfied. I have always wanted to be a teacher. I never gave up hope and continued to take a class when I could. In the fall of 2001, I had the opportunity to work part-time and finish my degree. I am so excited to achieve my lifetime goal of becoming an educator....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Education Teachers Essays] 683 words
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Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education “Teachers, You are the molders of their dreams, the gods who build or crush their young beliefs of right or wrong. You are the spark that sets aflame, the poet’s hand, or the lights that flame of some great singer’s song. You are the god of the young, the very young. You are the guardian of a million dreams. Your every smile or frown can heal or pierce the heart. You are a hundred lives, a thousand lives. Yours the pride of loving them and the sorrow too. Your patient work, your touch makes you the goals of hope that fill their souls with dreams to make those dreams come true.” - Ronald Reagan In thought, this quote can be inspirational and consoling....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement Teacjers Essays] 1437 words
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The Unity of the World in Plotinian Philosophy - The Unity of the World in Plotinian Philosophy ABSTRACT: Do classical, contemplative philosophies have anything to teach which is relevant to life here and now. In the case of Plotinus, yes. While Platonic metaphysics is most often summarized as dualistic, where one sensible world stands apart from and in tension with an intelligible (or mystical) world, in the case of Plotinus this interpretation is incorrect. He does distinguish between sensibles and sense-experience, on one hand, and intelligibles and intelligible experience, on the other; but the two belong together intimately: both are located in the same space, and the sensible is related to the intelligible as a shadow to its objec...   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]
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Metapsychologism In The Philosophy Of Logic - Metapsychologism In The Philosophy Of Logic ABSTRACT: The problem of psychologism in the philosophy of logic and the different solutions of this problem are considered. Both traditional psychologistic and antipsychologistic solutions are shown to be untenable and the need for a new solution is demonstrated. The original program of metapsychologism is advanced as a solution to the problem of psychologism based on deduction-search theory. Two formalized levels of a logical procedure are distinguished: 1) an object-level at which a notion of inference is formalized; 2) a metalevel at which principles of deduction-search are formalized, and a thesis of metapsychologism according to which metal...   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]
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My Personal Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education Education is the process of learning that can take place anywhere and at any time. I believe that creativity and activity as well as books and lessons are essential to the learning process. As a teacher, I hope to instill in the children a sense of knowledge and self-worth that will remain with them throughout their lives. Education is important not only to maintain daily life, but also to become someone who contributes to society. Without education people have no chance to impact the lives of others in their own community....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 678 words
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My Personal Philosophy of Education - Philosophy of Education For me, the decision to become a teacher is more of a way of life than a career. I have always loved school, practicing at being school marm from a young age, and voraciously devouring every shred of education offered me in my career as a student. If it were possible, I would be a student for the rest of my life. And then I still would not have learned enough. As a teacher, I hope to instill this appetite for knowledge in secondary students. They are, after all, the future leaders of the world, and what better place to expand the minds of the generations to come than here in Appalachia where education programs, especially the sciences, which I plan to teac...   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Statement] 1629 words
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Statement of Philosophy of Education - Statement of Philosophy of Education My philosophy of teaching and education in general is very broad at this stage in my career. I am sure that as I teach in future years, my philosophy of teaching will change as I gain experience. As for now though, the following paper will describe the way I feel about teaching, learning and education in general. First, I view learning as a journey the students take throughout their school careers and throughout life. I feel that on this journey, teachers are placed in the position to help guide these students to their destination, or at least help them on their way....   [tags: My Philosophy of Education] 819 words
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My Personal Philosophy of Education - My Personal Philosophy of Education To teach a child something that is your responsibility to teach them, and they go on and become a successful adult is a great satisfaction for an instructor to see. I have many reasons that I want to become a teacher, focusing on the high school level. I have been told that I am crazy for wanting to become a teacher because there is no pay, the degree is difficult to complete, plus many other reasons. The only reason I stayed in the education program is that there are many more reasons to stay then to leave the program....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Teachers Essays] 451 words
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