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My philosophy of education(2)

  1. 1. My Philosophy of education<br />How to get started<br />
  2. 2. Take the tests and read<br />Take the one I am offering in class –<br />Take the one in the book<br />Read up on the philosophies<br />From your current book<br />From other textbooks in education and/or philosophy<br />From the MCC Online database of journals and articles<br /><br />Look up your philosophical tendency<br />Look up the “experts” discussed in your book – pg 202<br />You need your textbook and two other resources for your paper<br />
  3. 3. Reality<br />Realize that regardless of your personal philosophy, if you work in a public school in this country you will not have the option of changing the curriculum significantly<br />Language arts, science, math, and social studies are mandatory<br />Humanities, health, physical education, and technology are expectations<br />Some schools are designed to be more teacher-centered, some schools are designed to be more student-centered<br />Neither is right, neither is wrong<br />You will have professors, colleagues, and bosses whose philosophy you will disagree with – deal with it<br />Make sure you know which camp you belong in and how to recognize it in a school setting<br />
  4. 4. Teacher-Centered<br />The teacher is employed as a subject area expert who can disseminate knowledge to the next generation<br />Subjects are set, students must master them<br />Behavior management is designed to teach respect and establish order in classroom and life<br />Essentialism and Perennialism<br /> You cannot update these philosophies – they are what they are<br />They promote a set of subjects and/or materials that teach “what everyone needs to know”<br />Academics are the concern of the school – real life education is to be gained elsewhere once the student has been schooled in how to learn<br />
  5. 5. Student-Centered<br />The teacher is employed as a knowledgeable guide who will design an environment that allows students to realize their potential<br />Subjects are set, students explore them<br />Behavior management is designed to teach personal responsibility and problem solving<br />Progressivism and Social Reconstructionism<br />These philosophies are fluid – new practices can be tried (if it works, use it; if it doesn’t, look for something that will – Pragmatic)<br />They promote a style that is designed to pique student interests and create a desire to learn a variety of topics<br />Real life education is the concern of the school whether it be to prepare for one’s own work or to change society<br />
  6. 6. Existentialism<br />Listed by book as student-centered, and it is<br />Unschooling<br />“type of education which bases learning on the needs, interests and goals of the student. Unschoolers also refer to unschooling as child-led learning, natural learning, discovery learning, child-directed learning, or autodidactic learning”<br />Not a practical philosophy for any public school educator <br />You can choose this philosophy but you’ll have to fully explain where and how you will implement it<br />You could incorporate parts of it into your own philosophy – again, fully explain<br />
  7. 7. Being ecclectic<br />Can you combine two or more philosophies?<br />Yes and No<br />Perennialism could never be combined with Existentialism – one says the only studies that are valid are those of the Great Books – the other says the child must determine what is valid to study<br />Most of the time students want to teach the basics through progressivism and believe that to be a combination – it is not, it is progressivism<br />You can be culturally appropriate with an essentialist approach – Other People’s Children by Delpit<br />Some students think the professor wants them to be progressivist, even if they are not - we don’t want that – BE TRUE TO YOURSELF<br />If you combine philosophies fully explain how and why you believe you can do, or should do, so<br />
  8. 8. Design a lesson<br />Not a lesson plan, but a thought pattern about a topic you expect to teach<br />How did you determine the topic needed to be studied?<br />What practices will you use to get the information across to your class?<br />What activities will you have the class engage in?<br />How will you assess the students’ learning?<br />How will you extend the students’ learning?<br />
  9. 9. Design a management system<br />They are not going to love you enough to not be children or adolescents!<br />Even if you don’t want to “control” them, you have to control the room, provide safety, and accomplish your job<br />What is your plan for managing behavior?<br />Will you have rules? Which ones? Who decides on them?<br />Will you have consequences? Which ones? Who decides on them and how and when they are delivered?<br />Sending a misbehaving child to the principal is NOT a management plan that will allow you to remain employed<br />
  10. 10. Finding the job<br />In today’s situation you will probably take any teaching position offered – don’t write your paper with that mindset<br />Consider what a school that truly promotes a philosophy similar to the one you are most comfortable would look like<br />What doe the buildings and hallways look like?<br />What do the classrooms look like without children present? With children present?<br />What would you hear as you walk down the hall on a school day?<br />What would the papers and realtors say about the school?<br />What would the teachers and parents say about the school?<br />What kind of questions would you expect from the administrator during your interview?<br />What questions would you have for the administrator, and what would you want to hear in the answers?<br />
  11. 11. The Paper<br />Rough Draft is basically your finished paper<br />Cover Page – APA<br />Reference Page – APA<br />3 academic references – if it is in your paper it needs to be listed here, if it is listed here it needs to be in your paper (in text citations)<br />5-6 pages of text<br />1 inch margins all around<br />12 point font – serif preferred<br />Running head and page number<br />
  12. 12. APA Style<br />Purdue Owl<br /><br />Direct quotes need “ “ and citation with page number<br />Avoid long quotes and quote after quote – learn to explain, summarize or at least paraphrase<br /> If a quote is long, indent on left and right<br />If the thought isn’t yours alone, it needs a citation<br />Use the writing lab<br />Edit one another’s papers<br />
  13. 13. Writing Tips<br />Use spell check and grammar check, but don’t rely on them<br />Check for homonyms <br />Check for misspellings that are actual words:<br />Principle is not your future boss<br />You don’t develop your thoughts form reading<br />You won’t defiantly speak to the school bored if you value your employment<br />Are philosophy doesn’t depend on weatherare students like it or not<br />If you always liked going too school since you were in grade to, than you probably ought two consider those who don’t like it when writing<br />If I open a .doc or a .docx and see the colored squiggles all over the page – I won’t grade it at all<br />
  14. 14. Writing Tips<br />Take slang out of your papers –<br />Unless you are planning to be a goat herder you won’t be working with “kids” <br />Info is not a complete word for formal papers, neither is til nor till – there are other word like that too<br />Acronyms need introductions – Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is how it is written the first time it appears, after that you can use IEP only<br />The word “thing” refers to an actual item or action – use the actual word <br />
  15. 15. Writing Tips<br />Strengthen your writing in little ways:<br />Avoid starting sentences with It – Never start a paragraph with It<br />It's a bad habit to start sentences with it. It causes your readers to pause<br />momentarily while they figure out what it is. It makes your sentences <br />clumsy. It is true that doing so is an easy way to write a sentence, but <br />usually it is not good writing. It even becomes a bit annoying when you do <br />it too often. It is bad to annoy your reader.<br />Starting sentences with it is a bad habit. Your readers will need to pause <br />momentarily while they figure out what it is, and your sentences will be <br />clumsy. Writing this way may be easy, but starting sentences with it is <br />usually not a good idea. If you do this too often, you may annoy your readers,<br />which is never a good idea. <br /><br />
  16. 16. Writing Tips<br />Avoid contractions, APA doesn’t like them<br />Conjunctions are designed to hook up phrases or sentences – they really should not start a sentence. And, so many people do that. Avoid it in your formal papers<br />Go on a which hunt through your paper – if you find places which that are full of them – change the wording<br />Read your paper backward – you’ll catch errors you didn’t know were there even after editing<br />