Def init ion• Combination of the different philosophicalfoundation of Education1. Constructivism: experiential learning,experiences construct the mind2. Progressivism: activity based on child’sinterestinstruction is individualized3. Budhism: disciplined individual as seen inindependence with responsibility (nocompetition)
4. Perrenialism: Teacher is a master ofknowledge,basis of minimum learning competency.5. Scholasticism: Belief of a supreme being andthe role of nature.6. Existentialism: Knowing what is good and evilso that learners can make the right choice.
So I say I ndividualism is:• Helping the child help himself find solutionsto the present problems, unlocking hispotentials developing an ability that he usesfor the future.• Learning to live today as a preparation fortomorrow.
Key principles :• I praise you because I am fearfully andwonderfully made; your works are wonderful,I know that full well. – Psalms 139:14 NIV• Man is born good. – Jean Jacques Rousseau• “The greatest sign of success for a teacher...is to be able to say, "The children are nowworking as if I did not exist."” – Montessori
• Not one idiot in a thousand has been entirelyrefractory to treatment, not one in a hundred has notbeen made more happy and healthy; more than thirtyper cent have been taught to conform to social andmoral law, and rendered capable of order, of goodfeeling, and of working like the third of a man; morethan forty per cent have become capable of theordinary transactions of life under friendly control,of understanding moral and social abstractions, ofworking like two-thirds of a man. — Edouard Séguin• Multiple Intelligences _ Howard gardner
Beliefs:• Every child is unique with potentialswaiting to unlock.• Learning should be enjoyed not aburden.• Respect of the child’s individualityis the foundation of curriculum
• Answers are about the past,abilities are about the future• Learning is not memorizing oldanswers and avoiding mistakes,learning is solving present problemsto qualify for bigger problems.
Role of the school• Provide a prepared learningenvironment that would unlockthe child’s potentials throughachieving independence inproductive activities that giveshappiness and peace as he/sheworks.
ROLE OF THE TEACHER• Environment manager• Curriculum designer• Mediator of school and home
• Model of respect and productivework• Keen observer• Facilitator of learning
Big is neededtogether with academiccredentials to qualify fora teaching position.