Education Philosophy: Teaching and Learning

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Dr. Wafa Hozien believes that education is an interactive collaborative process. It involves a philosophy of teaching and learning. Education is maintaining an environment of change through reflection and choice of knowledge. Education creates societal change as a result of teaching and learning.

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Education Philosophy: Teaching and Learning

  1. 1. Wafa Hozien, Ph.D.Virginia State University Department of EducationAdministration and Supervision whozien@vsu.edu
  2. 2.  What is that excites us about Education? It is what moves us to teach and therefore improve the lives of others and eventually society. It is empowering others to believe and act. It is creating a knowledgeable citizenry for critical analysis of their lives and those around them. In one word: Education is Revolutionary
  3. 3.  Teachers and Students to think Innovative educational initiatives To impact social change
  4. 4.  How could you teach others to think? Give one example in your personal life. Give one example in your professional life.
  5. 5.  Knowledgeable in the practices Observant, Reflective, Analytical, and Resourceful
  6. 6.  A successful teacher knows the first day of class and within an hour: Students diverse needs or  Learning styles Their level of competence in course, e.g.  Can they read at grade level? How can I meet their needs? What supports do I need to put in place for student or students? Make a list of your neediest students and what support mechanisms you can put in place for those students.
  7. 7.  Capable of knowing Learning can make and remake them Create a self image Positive Change
  8. 8.  How can I create a positive Self Image for my students? How can my students create a positive self image for themselves. This should be done on a routine basis and always in the back of the mind of a good educator.
  9. 9.  Understand theiracademic field Practitioner of Discipline Embark on ResearchIn Discipline
  10. 10.  How can I become an expert in my field? List the specific steps you need to take. Why is it for educators to be engaged in research? Why is it that teachers and professors need to continuously collaborate? List some topics of interest to you that you would be willing to study.
  11. 11.  Needs of individual students Capable of structuringenvironments Experiences thatmaximize learning Active collaboration
  12. 12.  How can educators maximizing learning for every student? What does an educator need to be cognizant of? How do educators light fires within the classroom environment? Can you link this to the local community in which you reside?
  13. 13.  Sharing – not an individual activity Dewey: Mechanism for social change Freire: Paths of thought that lead to a language of critique Giroux: Passion and principle Going beneath surface meaning Continuous process that impacts action
  14. 14.  If education is social act. It is sharing what you learn, what you do in practice and then reflecting upon what worked and what did not. How do you solicit feedback? How does this allow you to go beyond “surface” and delve deeper into meaning? Education is all about change. How do you create a culture of change in your environment?
  15. 15.  Comments and questions: whozien@gmail.com

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