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Malebranche's Occasionalism: The Philosophy in the Garden of Eden - Malebranche's Occasionalism: The Philosophy in the Garden of Eden ABSTRACT: According to Malebranche, Adam should be considered as an occasionalist philosopher. Not only did philosophy originate in paradise, but it in fact originated as Malebranchian occasionalism. It was in order to be able to persist in his occasionalist belief that Adam was given exceptional power over his body, that is, the power to detach the principal part of his brain (i.e., the seat of the soul) from the rest of the body....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers] 3516 words
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John Dewey's Criticisms of Traditional Philosophy - Dewey's Criticisms of Traditional Philosophy ABSTRACT: In this paper I address some of John Dewey’s more generally applicable criticisms of the philosophic "tradition," and show how his criticisms stem from his naturalistic approach to philosophy. This topic is important because Dewey gives great insight into discussions that are relevant today regarding the role of philosophy. In 1935 he anticipated many of the criticisms of the "later" Wittgenstein regarding the establishment of post facto standards as a cause, the separation of language from behavior and the privatization of mind—yet Dewey still finds use for metaphysics or "thinking at large." I believe the essence of Dewey’s criticism...   [tags: Philosophical Philosophy Essays]
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The Free Will in Meditations on First Philosophy by Descartes - The Free Will in Meditations on First Philosophy by Descartes I In Meditations on First Philosophy, Descartes takes the reader through a methodological exercise in philosophical enquiry. After stripping the intellect of all doubtful and false beliefs, he re-examines the nature and structure of being in an attempt to secure a universally valid epistemology free from skepticism. Hoping for the successful reconciliation of science and theology, Descartes works to reconstruct a new foundation of absolute and certain truth to act as a catalyst for future scientific research by “showing that a mathematical [rational-objective] physics of the world is attainable by creatures with our intellectua...   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Descartes Essays]
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Arche and Apeiron in Early Presocratic Philosophy - Arche and Apeiron in Early Presocratic Philosophy Metaphysical speculation began, long before it was so named, among the presocratic Greeks as an enquiry into cosmology and first principles from two utterly disparate perspectives. The first of these, propounded by Herakleitos, noted the incessant flux (panta rhei) which characterises phenomena; the second, advanced by his contemporary Parmenides, taught the doctrine of a single immutable substance. These rivalling perspectives endure to this day: they announce one of the basic themes on which metaphysics since then has strung up an immense set of variations....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]
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Certainty in Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy - Certainty in Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy René Descartes was the first philosopher to raise the question of how we can claim to know anything about the world with certainty. The idea is not that these doubts are probable, but that their possibility can never be entirely ruled out. If we can never be certain, how can we claim to know anything. The First Meditation of Meditations on First Philosophy, subtitled "What can be called into doubt," opens with the Meditator reflecting on the number of falsehoods he has believed during his life and on the subsequent ability of the body to deceive him....   [tags: Philosophy Religion Essays]
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My Educational Goals and Philosophy Statement - My Education Philosophy Developing a personal education philosophy is a process that may never end, but I believe that I am in the midst of creating one based on my own experiences and the lessons I am receiving in college. After examining the various education philosophies outlined in the “Teachers, Schools & Society” textbook by Myra Pollack Sadker and David Miller Sadker, I have decided that my present philosophy is an eclectic combination of Essentialism and Progressivism....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching] 874 words
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Considering Mahayana Buddhism for Process Philosophy - Considering Mahayana Buddhism for Process Philosophy "Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people." Karl Marx (1844) "Science frees us in many ways… from the bodily terror which the savage feels. But she replaces that, in the minds of many, by a moral terror which is far more overwhelming"....   [tags: Philosophy Religion Essays]
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Masters and Gautama: A Synthesis of Buddhist Philosophy - Masters and Gautama: A Synthesis of Buddhist Philosophy Regardless of who we are or where we come from, we are unlucky enough to be subject to a world consisting of modifiers, pre-established social elements, systems of opinion and belief, which, though we may be unaware of them while they work their magic on us, ultimately serve to wrap us in a prison of thought. At the same time, there exist modifiers which may serve to free us. Depending on the right conditions, the time, we can be fortunate enough to see through the shroud pulled over our head at birth, to the true explanation of why we’re here, the truth of our existence....   [tags: Buddhism Buddhist Philosophy Papers]
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My Educational Goals and Philosophy Statement - My Eclectic Educational Philosophy Thinking back on the years of high school, I remember having wonderful experiences both inside the classroom and out. I had influential teachers and the drive to succeed in order to obtain a higher education. I realize that not all students have that drive to continue their education, but as an aspiring educator I wish to seek and find that drive in each of my students. The famous philosopher and educator, John Dewey, once said, "The aim of education is to enable individuals to continue their education -- or that the object and reward of learning is continued capacity for growth." As a facilitating instructor, I plan to pursue this "aim of education"...   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching] 1037 words
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My Educational Goals and Philosophy Statement - My Educational Goals and Philosophy Statement I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, socially, and academically. It is my desire as a future educator to help students meet their fullest potential by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas. There are two elements that I believe are essential to establishing such an environment, (1) allowing the child’s natural curiosity to direct his/her learning, and (2) promoting respect for all things and all people....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teachers Essays] 864 words
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My Educational Goals and Philosophy Statement - My Educational Goals and Philosophy Statement 'The most important function of education at any level is to develop the personality of the individual and the significance of his life to himself and to others' -Grayson Kirk. The teaching philosophy of progressivism focuses on developing the whole child. This philosophy not only teaches the core subject material, but it also allows the teacher to help develop the person the child is going to be. John Dewey, founder of progressivism, denounced the scholarly and classical school of curriculum....   [tags: Philosophy Teacher Teaching Essays] 1454 words
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My Educational Goals and Philosophy Statement - My Educational Goals and Philosophy Education is the foundation of today's society. Without it, there is no future. Every other career begins on that first day of kindergarten, when a nervous student stumbles into the classroom and finds a chair in the corner of the room. At that moment, a teacher plays a pivotal role in the child's fate. If they are successful in making the child feel comfortable, they can nurture the student's desire to learn. If they are not successful, they may hinder this pursuit....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching] 1046 words
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My Educational Goals and Philosophy Statement - My Educational Goals and Philosophy Statement Every person has an opinion about one thing or another about our educational system. I want to become more familiar with the current educational issues. In doing this, I will need to be respectful and open minded about the issues at hand and understand that they will be different and challenging to me. I will also expect in return that in return that people will treat me with the same courtesy given to them. Throughout this philosophy statement, I will discuss some of my educational opinions and goals based upon my brief experiences....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching Essays] 1000 words
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My Educational Goals and Philosophy Statement - My Education Philosophy I’ve always believed very strongly in hard work, perseverance, strong moral character. These traits to me are what exemplifies a superior teacher that has the privilege to touch many lives and change the world we live in. Hardwork is something that isn’t artificial, or can’t be bought. It’s a very special characteristic that sets people apart in the respect that it shows who want’s to be successful and make a difference and who doesn’t. In being a teacher hardwork comes with the job and it’s important that the teacher understands that before going into the profession....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching] 713 words
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Personal Philosophy: Child Development and Teaching - Personal Philosophy Introduction Child development is divided into four areas of development; social / emotional, physical (motor), cognitive, and language. Typically children develop in a sequence of stages in each area. Although development normally follows the same series of stages, there are individual differences in what age each stage occurs. Development in part depends on the experiences a child encounters. According to Wardle (2004), young children learn from their total experience in a program....   [tags: Teaching Philosophy Education papers]
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Rene Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy -      Descartes believes that knowledge comes from within the mind. This is a single indisputable fact to build on that can be gained through individual reflection. While seeking true knowledge, Descartes writes his Six Meditations. In these meditations, Descartes tries to develop a strong foundation, which all knowledge can be built upon. In the First Meditation, Descartes begins developing this foundation through the method of doubt. He casts doubt upon all his previous beliefs, including “matters which are not entirely certain and indubitable [and] those which appear to be manifestly false.” (Descartes, p.75, par.3) Once Descartes clears away all beliefs that can be called into doubt, he c...   [tags: Meditations on First Philosophy Essays]
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Hume vs. Kant: Moral Philosophy -      From the origin of Western philosophical thought, there has been an interest in moral laws. As Hume points out in the Treatise, "morality is a subject that interests us above all others" (David Hume "A Treatise of Human Nature'). Originally, thoughts of how to live were centered on the issue of having the most satisfying life, with "virtue governing one's relations to others" (J.B. Schneewind 'Modern Moral Philosophy'). However, the view that there is one way to live that is best for everyone and the view that morality is determined by God, came to be questioned, and it is this that led to the emergence of Modern moral philosophy....   [tags: Philosophy Morality Philosophical Essays]
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Philosophy of Life - Normally the strongest survive in many obstacles like in works and business, but not everyone believes that it is true. The quote “softness triumphs over hardness, feebleness over strength. What is more flexible is always superior over that which is immovable. This is the principle of controlling things by going along with them; of mastery through adaptation” by ancient Chinese sage Lao-Tzu explains that our life is a challenge that needs to get along with the people around us and about learning to manage on your own obstruction....   [tags: Chinese philosophy of Lao Tzu] 664 words
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Philosophy Educating Humanity? - Philosophy Educating Humanity. ABSTRACT: Over two millennia of Western philosophy has not yet contributed much to the education of humanity. Philosophy has almost always been the exclusive domain of a small group of men. This elite character makes the assumption that philosophy could contribute to the education of human beings towards humanity — a humanity of human rights — improbable. If we want to educate human beings towards humanity, we will first have to teach them a sense of responsibility....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers] 3593 words
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My Educational Philosophy - My Educational Philosophy Choosing a major is a very difficult decision to make for everyone. It has to be something that you can spend the rest of your life doing and should enjoy. When I think back to my elementary years through my senior year of high school, all I ever wanted to be was a dentist. I took the classes that would better prepare me in the dentistry field. There at the last second, I switched my major. It was first semester of my senior year of high school when my favorite teacher, Mrs....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching] 1228 words
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What Are Philosophy and Islamic Philosophy - ... Logic defined as branch of philosophy which reflects to the study of the principles of correct reasoning and the nature of thinking itself. Other that, logic also the arguments or reasons that given for people’s answers to these questions. Logic has used by philosopher as a method or tools in their pursuit of the truth. The logician is interest to use their logic in mind in the reasoning itself and not concerned with why people think in certain ways but concerned with the rules of thinking that will enable people whether it particular of reasoning is coherent and consistent, it is logical....   [tags: study of general and fundamental problems] 840 words
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Defining Environmental Philosophy - Defining Environmental Philosophy The Greek word 'philosophy' means literally the (filial) love of wisdom. But 'wisdom' is not a commonly used word in our society so we need to make some effort to locate its meaning. What is indicated by the tradition in which philosophy seeks wisdom rather than merely knowledge or justified belief. While Plato and Aristotle did not agree on the basis of wisdom, they clearly did agree that wisdom is acquired with age and that it transcends mere knowledge about the objects surrounding us in the perceived world....   [tags: Environmental Philosophy Environment] 5032 words
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My Educational Philosophy - My Educational Philosophy My philosophy of education represents an eclectic mix of personal observations and experiences, opinions and beliefs. As an older, non-traditional student, I possess a wide array of experiences that color my beliefs and give me perspectives that are unique and quite possibly unconventional among the younger attitudes that surround me. I am not very receptive of conventional wisdom; instead choosing, for right or wrong, to reason out my own ideologies and philosophies....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching] 1098 words
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Philosophy’s Prejudice Towards Religion - Philosophy’s Prejudice Towards Religion ABSTRACT: Religion acquired a bad press in philosophical modernity after a rivalry developed between philosophy and theology, originating in philosophy’s adopting the role of our culture’s superjudge in all of morality and knowledge, and in faith’s coming to be seen as belief, that is, as assent to propositional content. Religion, no longer trust in the face of mystery, became a belief system. Reason as judge of propositional belief set up religion’s decline....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers] 3944 words
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My Educational Philosophy - My Educational Philosophy To describe my educational philosophy, I needed to combine two philosophers into one making it my own. I plan to explain my philosophical view by discussing the purpose of public education in society. I felt that essentialism, popularized by William Bagley, and progressivism, led by John Dewey, best described my attitudes and views towards education. I feel the overall purpose of education is to teach students traditional academic subjects such as math, reading and writing, social studies, the sciences, music, art, computer science, health, and physical education....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching] 476 words
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Humanity Educating Philosophy - Humanity Educating Philosophy ABSTRACT: In what follows, I focus on the partiality and fallibility of each of us as individuals, and explore what that means for us as epistemic agents. When we examine the tradition of Western European thought, we note that most epistemological theories assume individuals can know the answer, and are able to critique what is passed down to others as socially constructed knowledge. Many have made the argument that while humanity can be deceived, one individual can know, and therefore teach the others about their deceptions and false beliefs....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers] 3554 words
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My Educational Philosophy - My Educational Philosophy Most people would say that what prompted them to become a teacher was a teacher that they had connected with and inspired them. I never really had this opportunity of aspiring to be like someone who has impacted my life. I never had a teacher that stood out to me or really tried to connect with me. Therefore, I suppose my explanation to want become a teacher is quite the opposite of the typical explanation. I don’t want to become like any of the teachers I had throughout my elementary and high school career; I want to be the opposite....   [tags: My Philosophy of Education] 950 words
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Teaching Philosophy Statement - Teaching Philosophy Statement My philosophy of education draws on a number of theoretical frameworks. However, the key component is the individual, more specifically, the child. Each of us - each child - is different and unique, even though we reflect a socially constructed view of the world. The tension between difference and shared construction can be conceived of as a result of each individual’s experiences. Such experiences are a result of living in a social world and are different from those experienced by others....   [tags: Philosophy Education Essays] 1028 words
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Teaching Philosophy Statement - Teaching Philosophy Statement Yesterday’s great thinkers are not nearly the same as today’s great thinkers. Along with modern technology and our country’s increasing emphasis on individuality and freedom, students today are accomplishing more personal goals and achieving much different aspirations than those of just twenty years ago. Therefore, with these realities comes the thought that educational philosophy, curriculum, and teaching methods should also change with the time. I do not want our schools to become manufacturers of “ideal” thinkers, where we just spit out little replicas of past instructors and educators....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teachers Essays] 912 words
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Teaching Philosophy Statement - Teaching Philosophy Statement Every teacher has their own philosophy and their style. They believe their philosophy, themselves, and students’ abilities. They must have been inspired by brilliant teachers, in other words, they had favorite teachers when they were students. My favorite teacher was an English teacher at my junior college in Japan. When I was a high school student, I was looking for a junior college to enter after graduating high school. I took the teacher’s trial class. When I first took his class, I was moved by him....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Education Essays] 922 words
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My Educational Philosophy - My Educational Philosophy A teacher, according to Webster’s New College Dictionary, is one who “imparts knowledge or skill.” In truth, however, the responsibilities of a teacher ascend far beyond this formal definition. For many year teachers as a whole have guided and molded each generation, thus have guided and molded the future. Being part of such a grandeur undertaking serves as ample motivation for entering the education field. Teaching will give me the opportunity to take part in one of the institutions that America prides herself on: public education....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching]
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My Educational Philosophy - My Educational Philosophy When I become a teacher I will strive to better my student’s life not only intellectually, but also socially and emotionally. I will strive to learn from them as much as I teach them; in hopes to become a better teacher to my future pupils. I was inspired to do this by a special teacher who is also my ideal teacher. Mr. Bishop, my junior high teacher, was a big role model to me; he is a teacher whom I model myself after. He is a teacher who always had an answer to everything....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching] 961 words
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Education Philosophy Statement - Education Philosophy Statement A teacher once told me that it is not his job to teach a bunch of facts; it is his job to teach people to think and actually use their minds. Too often in education, the focus of classrooms is on the material being taught, instead of the students. In my personal experience I have found that students are not challenged to think nearly enough. They are told information and expected to regurgitate it back to the teacher. Is this truly the goal of education. I certainly hope not....   [tags: Teaching Education Philosophy] 742 words
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My Educational Philosophy - My Educational Philosophy Methods educating individuals have been proposed by many different philosophers in diverse instances. I formed my view of method, curriculum, nature of students, nature of knowledge, and the purpose of public education, as well as my personal career goals from those philosophers. I took different aspects of the philosophers of Plato, Rousseau, Sophistry/Foucalt, and Pragmatism/Progressivism. Being student centered is one aspect of effect teaching. I believe that students should enjoy their classes....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching Essays] 957 words
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My Educational Philosophy - My Educational Philosophy "Let experience be your teacher. Let challenges be the test of life!" ~Unknown Education is an experience that without a doubt no one can avoid at least for a while. While this process should be positive sometimes it can seem more negative. People should not look back at their education and perceive it as a “bad” thing or a waste of time. Logically one would think that a person is entitled to their own opinion; however, the opinion of one’s education should never be portrayed as a negative one....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching Essays] 1188 words
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My Educational Philosophy - My Educational Philosophy Education is diverse. Due to the various natures of knowledge and students, it is difficult to place my educational philosophy in one category. Each student is unique; curriculums vary depending on many factors. I feel that many educational philosophies are beneficial to education. The nature of students reflects many things including heredity, home life, and society as a whole. Through my experiences working with Americorps/Energy Express, I learned children from lower income families tend to lose three months of education during the summer break....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching Essays] 494 words
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My Educational Philosophy - My Educational Philosophy The responsibilities that educators have in the education field is to teach our students the basic training skills needed to be successful in the future. As an educator I will be involved in classroom instruction, grading papers, taking attendance, planning lesson plans around activities, readings and projects that will not only teach, but also engage. Without engagement, students are not likely to have a positive learning experience. I will make sure that every child is envolved and no child is left behind....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching] 360 words
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My Educational Philosophy - My Educational Philosophy Philosophy can be broken up into different components. The first being the purpose of education, second, the nature of knowledge the students has, third the nature of the student, fourth the method that is used when teaching, and last, but not least the curriculum that is taught in schools. I feel that the purpose of education is to create a better person as well as a better environment. Today, people need education more than ever, whether its preschool, middle school, high school, or even college....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching] 1004 words
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My Teaching Philosophy - My Teaching Philosophy I believe that teaching is one of the most important professions in the world today. From the very beginning, until present time, teaching has been around. The book of Genesis speaks of God walking and talking with Adam in The Garden of Eden, God was teaching Adam. I will be proud to, one day, be a part of this great calling. There are many reasons why I want to be a teacher. Starting with the most important, I want to influence children positively with Christian perspectives that will help them achieve satisfaction in their life....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Education Essays] 1364 words
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Teaching Philosophy Statement - Teaching Philosophy Statement I believe that the best way to gain knowledge is through experiences that we encounter in everyday life. It is for this reason that I know what I know today. This is why I feel that progressivism is an excellent teaching philosophy, and why I will be instructing my classroom with its’ principles. I will not however, rule out book work and studying from the text book. I just believe that students learn best through interaction with each other, books, and other non-traditional sources....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teachers Essays] 908 words
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My Educational Philosophy - My Educational Philosophy I believe that children are like sponges; eager to absorb the knowledge we have to give them. It is up to us as teachers to make sure they are given the correct information to develop into individuals that can function in today’s society. Undertaking this responsibility, you have to prepare. In doing this just look at real life and is it just sitting and memorizing. No. In real life you are actively involved in what you do. I believe that the learning process needs to be an active learning experience....   [tags: Philosophy Education Teaching Essays] 593 words
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My Teaching Philosophy - My Teaching Philosophy I believe that education extends far beyond the classroom walls, and involves many more people than students and teachers. People should be learning wherever they go, and should continue learning long after they’ve graduated from high school or college. Education isn’t something that can be quantified with tests or report cards, but is instead something that people carry with them. It’s a survival pack for life, and some people are better equipped in certain areas than in others....   [tags: Education Teaching Philosophy] 570 words
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My Philosophy Statement - My Philosophy Statement Coming from a family of educators, I have always been aware of the love and importance of learning. Growing up I thought I wanted to be a Marine Biologist and was even accepted at Coastal Carolina to study this field. After much deliberation, I realized that what I really wanted to do was teach. In high school, I had the opportunity to work with children through the Eagle’s Nest Club and my Spanish class and knew this is what I wanted to do. My opportunities through these two organizations gave me experience with elementary students....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching Essays] 571 words
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Thomas Hobbes' Philosophy - Thomas Hobbes Thomas Hobbes was an English philosopher who lived from 1588-1679. He attended Oxford University where he studied classics. His occupation was a tutor, but he also traveled around Europe to meet with scientists and to study different forms of government. He became interested in why people allowed themselves to be ruled, and what would be the best form of government for England. Thomas Hobbes was the first great figure in modern moral philosophy. Hobbes had a pessimistic view of people; he believed humans were selfish creatures who would do anything to better their positions....   [tags: Thomas Hobbes' Philosophy] 517 words
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My Educational Philosophy - My Educational Philosophy Teachers are the shapers of tomorrow. They work with the future on a daily basis: they have the privilege of working with children. Children determine the brightness and promise of their future and our future, as well. This is why I find teaching to be the greatest career choice anyone could make. Children entrust their teacher with the better part of their day. This time that they give should be treated as valuable as it surely is. The worth of students’ time is immeasurable....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching] 1047 words
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My Educational Philosophy - My Educational Philosophy ABC…123…, think about all the times throughout the day that the use of something as simple as the ABC’s and the 123’s. Who was it that teaches those things that we deem as so simple now. It was teachers, all through out school they teach children not only the basics like reading writing and arithmetic, but they also teach how to grow up and be a functioning person in the complex world that is all around. In this paper I will explain why I want to teach, the philosophies that I plan to use and my educational goals....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching] 973 words
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My Educational Philosophy - My Educational Philosophy Everyone has their own reasons for choosing a career. Some people make decisions based on the family business or income statistics. In my case, none of the before mentioned explanations apply. My decision making process began after tenth grade, which happened to be the beginning of my Four-H counseling career. At this particular 4-H camp, I was honored to hold the title ‘counselor‘. It is a position that holds power, influence, and respect. Throughout the week, I fulfilled my position by helping numerous children with an array of situations....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching] 902 words
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Teaching Philosophy Statement - Teaching Philosophy Statement Teaching is a profession which allows one to influence many lives. It is because of this opportunity to touch lives that I have decided to enter the teaching profession. I understand that the benefits of this profession are mostly intrinsic as opposed to extrinsic, yet the thought of inspiring students to learn drives me closer to the teaching profession. Monetary gain from a certain profession is minimal compared to the feeling that at the end of the day you have touched someone’s life....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Education Essays] 1027 words
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Philosophy: The Three Choices - Life’s purpose remains as a variable for mankind. There are three possible choices for this variable: no purpose, a purpose, or the purpose. These choices can be analogous to nihilism, existentialism, and belief in a divine being respectively. But how should one live. From a nihilistic viewpoint, an existentialistic perspective, or just in plain faith. The answer: the latter. However, humans tend to believe their thinking is rational, but one can only say one’s thinking is rational if one knows everything....   [tags: philosophy essay]
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My Educational Goals and Philosophy Statement - My Educational Goals and Philosophy I decided to choose teaching as my profession because I want to help the students who have distinct potential, but may be struggling in the classroom. By ignoring a student who is a slow learner, we may be losing the next genius of our generation. I have worked with children in several different aspects. In high school, I worked with the Strong Mountaineer Program. This program allowed me to go into an elementary class and work with the students who needed extra help....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Statement Teaching Essays] 839 words
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My Educational Goals and Philosophy Statement - My Educational Goals and Philosophy Statement Imagine your life without a proper education. Without the proper education you could properly provide for yourself or your family. All students are born with a different nature, however; the reason for their education remains the same. The purpose of education is to provide a foundation for students. Many methods of teaching and methods of discipline are used in the classroom. There are also many areas of curriculum that are important in the elementary level....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching Teachers Essays] 936 words
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Transcendental Philosophy - Transcendental Philosophy One needs specific initiation into the classics of transcendental philosophy (Kant’s "Criticism," Descartes’s "Metaphysics," and Fichte’s "Doctrine of Science") because all say farewell to the common sense view of things. The three types of transcendental thinking converge in conceiving rational autonomy as the ultimate ground for justification. Correspondingly, the philosophical pedagogy of all three thinkers is focused on how to seize and make that very autonomy (or active self-determination) intellectually and existentially available....   [tags: Paideia Philosophy Kant Papers] 4737 words
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Emerson's Philosophy - Emerson's Philosophy Emerson placed an emphasis on three primary aspects of life that illustrate the most crucial elements of humanity; nature, education and action. According to his theology, nature is the chief facet and because of its universal features, it arguably encompasses the remaining two tenets. Nature supports progress and action by providing physical accommodations in the form of material assets while simultaneously feeding the emotional hunger of man with inspirational beauty. His entire philosophy is embedded in the belief that an external presence shapes and influences the spiritual, intellectual, and physical elements of the individual....   [tags: Emerson Philosophy Philosophical Essays] 627 words
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Philosophy Statement - Philosophy Statement Throughout my entire life there has always been one thing that has remained constant—there has always been some sort of teacher in my life. During my academic career, there have been teachers that I have liked and a few that I have disliked, but I have always respected them for what they accomplish on a day-to-day basis. It never occurred to me until my second year of college that I could also be a teacher. I have always participated in activities that stressed leadership, I have been a mentor for numerous children through 4-H and other youth programs....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching Essays] 741 words
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Teaching Philosophy - Teaching Philosophy When I was growing up I wanted to be everything I could think of from an astronaut to a doctor. You name it and I wanted to be it. I could not make up my mind and even as I started college no decision fro my major was made. I waited two years until coming to the realization that I would like to teach. A small girl in Wal-Mart helped me come to this realization. I did not even know who she was, but somehow she caught my attention. The first time I looked at her I saw nothing, just an ordinary girl, but something made me look again....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Education Essays] 723 words
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Teaching Philosophy - Teaching Philosophy My personal teaching philosophy will be based off of my role model teachers growing up. For example, my fourth grade teacher, Ms. Juster, was a woman who I will never forget and whose influence made me chose the profession I am working towards today. Like her, I want to stimulate my students into finding their own strengths and desires so they feel more successful not only in a school environment but also in a larger civil community as well. I want my students to see me as a facilitator of learning, rather than a tyrant who harshly judges....   [tags: Teaching Philosophy Education Admissions] 577 words
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Teaching Philosophy - I believe that learning and teaching is an equal process between teachers and students. Teachers learn just as much from students as students learn from teachers. When I become a teacher, I will most likely adopt the philosophy of pragmatism. I believe that knowledge is an instrument for adapting to reality, and therefore is an essential part of life. I want to become an educator in order to motivate children to receive knowledge and use it to better their lives. I dream of helping young children learn to read and write and I anticipate the moment that they look up at me and smile because they understand....   [tags: Education Philosophy Papers]
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Teaching Philosophy - Teaching Philosophy God I love music. I love everything about music. I love playing music, singing music, dancing to music. Most of all, I love listening to music. Have you ever listened to music. I mean really, really listened. I love when you hear a song for the first time and it sends chills up your spine. I love even more when you hear a song for the hundredth time and it suddenly gives you chills like never before. But there are two ways of listening to music. You can hear a song as one whole entity and have it make you feel so good that you want to repeat it thousands of times....   [tags: Education Educating Philosophy Essays] 2018 words
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Educational Philosophy - Educational Philosophy For some, it is an occupation – a means of earning a living. For others, it is a skill performed with great ability and proficiency. What is it. It is teaching. Teaching, as defined by Webster’s New World Dictionary, is to “show or help (a person) to learn (how) to do something; to provide with knowledge, insight, etc.”(Webster’s, p. 605). Since the beginning of civilization, teaching has encompassed people’s lives. Building on the knowledge learned from his beloved teacher, Socrates, Plato created his own school to encourage others in their pursuit of knowledge....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching Essays] 973 words
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Educational Philosophy - Educational Philosophy Education is without a doubt the fundamental tool that shapes our society. Every thought, process, technological advance, and advancement in the world would not have occurred without education. Presently, the educational system accounts for shaping today’s youth into tomorrow’s leaders and giving them the tools they need to succeed in making our society expand. Consequently, today’s educators have quite a heavy burden to deal with to ensure that children properly perform their responsibilities....   [tags: Education Philosophy Essays Papers] 642 words
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Sartre's Philosophy - Sartre's Philosophy Sartre believed that one day man happened, or occurred, and after this anomalous event man’s life took meaning. With this theory, Sartre articulated the premise that “existence precedes essence”. Through this assumption, Sartre evolves further ideas in which a human can gain a greater understanding of human nature and responsibility.      In his theory stating that “existence precedes essence”, Sartre takes the belief that life has a meaning that far transcends our short and insignificant lives....   [tags: Philosophy Sartre Essays Papers] 999 words
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My Educational Philosophy - My Educational Philosophy Plato/Socrates and Rousseau have become major philosophical approaches. All these opinions are different compared to mine. Some are the same and some are different. I do agree with some of the philosophers’ points, but some I disagree with. My philosophical view relates to some of the philosophers views. First, Socrates (469-399 B.C.) view is on asking students repeatedly questions to make them rethink what they believe. He wanted to help others find the truths that lie within their minds....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teachers Teaching Essays] 976 words
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My Teaching Philosophy - My Teaching Philosophy Philosophy can be defined as the system of values by which one lives. These values should be woven throughout the day – to – day life of an individual and serve as the basis for his or her actions, decisions, words, etc. A good system of values is especially important for those in a leadership position and for individuals whose actions and decisions directly affect others. As a prospective teacher, I can imagine that my philosophy will greatly reflect the values I have established thus far in my life and the environment in which I enjoy learning....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Statement Teachers Essays] 619 words
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My Educational Philosophy - My Educational Philosophy My true love for education began on the first day of first grade. I was selected to take the attendance sheet to the office. There was a problem. I did not know where the office was. After circling the entire elementary school four times, I opened a random door and walked in crying about my dilemma. The teacher, Mrs. Rohal, consoled me and gave me the best advice ever, “everyone makes mistakes, and it is okay because it is an important part of learning.” She then took me to where I needed to be and wished me luck....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching Teachers Essays] 783 words
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Teaching Philosophy Statement - Teaching Philosophy Statement Dewey defined education as the reconstruction and reorganization of experiences, which increases one’s ability to direct the course of subsequent experiences and these experiences can be both active and passive. However, according to Lindemand, the education experience is, first of all doing something; second, doing something which makes a difference; and third, knowing what difference it makes. While on the other hand Maxine Green said, “to do educational philosophy is to become critically conscious of what is involved in the complex business of teaching and learning....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Education Teachers Essays] 1191 words
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My Educational Philosophy - My Educational Philosophy My decision to become a teacher isn’t because of a lifelong wish or even a childhood dream. My educational experience during childhood left me, for many years, feeling very indifferent towards the teaching profession. I grew up in a very rural area and the schools that I attended didn’t attract the best of teachers. Although I always tested marginally above average on standardized tests, my grades were mediocre and my attitude concerning my education rated a big, fat “F”....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching Teachers Essays] 999 words
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My Educational Philosophy - My Educational Philosophy A question that I have heard from several people in my life ever since the school year started is, "Why do you want to be a teacher?" Originally, I thought I just wanted the summers off. The truth of the matter is, I just want to make a difference in the lives of students. I have had teachers in my life that have pushed me way beyond even my own expectations of myself, and have had a very big influence in my life. I have also had the teachers that just accepted mediocrity, that didn't push the envelope, and those teachers I can honestly say I did not learn anything from....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching Teachers Essays] 1092 words
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My Educational Philosophy - My Educational Philosophy I can remember as a child being in the classroom scared to death. I remember being the little kid in the back that was scared to raise my hand, in fear of having the wrong answer. I can remember how my hands trembled when it was my turn to go to the board and work out a problem in front of the class, terrified that everyone would laugh at me. These are feelings that I never want a child in my classroom to experience. I have a strong desire of becoming an early childhood special education teacher....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching Teachers Essays] 530 words
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My Educational Philosophy - My Educational Philosophy As a child, it is hard to understand adults’ intentions. Whether it is punishing a young child for running out in the street or even directing them not to leave toys on the staircase, adults have a profound authority over children, which is sometimes misunderstood. Adults instill vital qualities in children. Though children may disregard adults’ authority at first, at one point in their lives, they will understand the reasoning behind it all. At the age of 5, I began to realize that the adults in my environment were reflecting the virtue of patience upon me....   [tags: Philosophy Education Teaching Teachers Essays] 754 words
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Teaching Philosophy Statement - Teaching Philosophy Statement It is a constant truth that technology is growing rapidly and it is opening up many opportunities for students as well as teachers. Through the use of the internet information that would take scholars months to acquire out and interpret can be found in less than a minute though a Google search and not only is the information their, but in many cases the information that you wanted is shown in bolded so it can even be found quicker. Through technology even rural schools who cannot afford to pay for magazine subscriptions can buy into online periodical programs like Proquest or Infotrack....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Teachers Education Essays] 1020 words
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My Educational Philosophy - My Educational Philosophy Education is the answer to all of the problems facing the world. Knowledgeable people do not take inhumane and unethical actions against others. It is only through the education of others that crime, poverty and hunger will be solved. It is due to the potential of education that has inspired me to be an educator. The ability to make a difference and to communicate my passion for literature and the English language is my driving force and ambition. Inspiring a disinterested student to read or write poetry is a gateway to creative open minds, which will result in a more civilized world....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching Teachers Essays] 1059 words
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My Teaching Philosophy - My Teaching Philosophy All of my life I have enjoyed helping others. I have also loved the classes I have had with a really good teacher. I think it’s a wonderful feeling to be able to help someone and to know that there is someone there to help me when I need it. I want to help teach the future leaders of this country, as well as those content with just being themselves and staying out of trouble. I honestly believe in Rosseau’s idea that children are born good and that things in society contribute to whether or not they are troublesome....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Education Teachers Essays] 844 words
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My Teaching Philosophy - My Teaching Philosophy As defined by Webster, to educate is "to supervise mental or moral growth." But when one gets to the core of the word it is more important to society. Without education, society as a whole would gradually fall apart. My goal in life is to relay knowledge to my students to help them become productive citizens. Several philosophers have laid paths, or guidelines, for producing these citizens. One in particular stands out in my eyes. Rousseau. Rousseau and I both agree that the majority of people have the same intelligence....   [tags: Philosophy of Teaching Education Teachers Essays] 777 words
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My Personal Philosophy of Education - 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....   [tags: teaching, educational philosophy]
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Teaching Philosophy - Teaching Philosophy I believe that teaching is a profession in which the educator has many opportunities to apply her knowledge of content area, personal strengths and creativity, and her life skills to the tasks at hand on a day to day basis. For example, when working in cooperation with other teachers, handling difficult situations with students and even just enjoying the satisfaction of a job well done, all three of the above mentioned qualities come into play. In order to keep all of these in balance, however, it is imperative that the teacher, or teacher in training, has a clear idea of what may be defined as her philosophies of teaching....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Statement Teachers Essays] 433 words
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Classic Philosophy and some Negative Characteristics of Contemporary Culture - Classic Philosophy and some Negative Characteristics of Contemporary Culture ABSTRACT: This paper attempts to answer the question: "In what way could classical philosophy be useful to overcome shortcomings of the contemporary culture?" A response to this question is preceded by considerations about the meaning of the world "culture" as well as delineating such features of the contemporary culture and their origins which, in common opinion, are evidence of its crisis. If it is proposed to return to classical philosophy in order to remedy the contemporary culture and humanity, it is because this philosophy, due to its specific character, through the acceptance of real truth and real goodness...   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]
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Education Philosophy - Education Philosophy My life has been influenced greatly by teachers. Since I was a child, teaching is all I wanted to do. My mother is a fifth grade teacher. I have quite a few friends that are teachers. I have been fortunate to be influenced by some great teachers throughout my academic career. I love to be around kids and I like participating in the process of learning. I appreciate learning even today. I enjoy the learning process and hope to one day influence students in the future. I hope to one day become a high school social studies teacher....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Statement Teachers Essays] 1061 words
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Teaching Philosophy - Teaching Philosophy Philosophy of Education, is the exploration for the meaning of life. My personal philosophical views of education, is the love of teaching and learning. To serve as an mentor, confidant, instructor and to provide guidance in the area of education. To teach the younger generation that education can give great lifelong rewards. I hope to learn and expand my wisdom surrounding the aspect of education, through research, assignments and field experience. I plan to mold minds and encourage students, to better influence and instill within them that they are unique and special....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching Teachers Essays] 593 words
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My Philosophy - My Philosophy Everyday we learn, whether we are conscious of it or not. Since primate times to the new generations. Primates taught their kids how to hunt, those kids taught the next generation, and the chain of teaching still exists because we still learn new data, and information every day in our lives. We gain this new information primarily from our parents and teachers. I thank God for all the people who had taught me the things that I know, and helped me to realize that education is a necessity in my life....   [tags: Philosophy Education Teaching Teachers Essays] 745 words
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My Philosophy - My Philosophy Why do children turn out the way that they do. Do the decisions we make as teachers have a big impact on our students. Consideration needs to be given to these issues as we enter classrooms. The children of today will be the leaders of tomorrow. Therefore, all children need a structured education to help them learn their responsibilities in life. Children need to stay active in the classroom and be aware of the importance of their education. Students of the elementary age have various characteristics....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching Teachers Essays] 985 words
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