My Philosophy Of Education : Teaching Basic Skills Essay

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Abstract: My philosophy of education includes my perspectives on the purpose of education, the learning environment, commitment to social justice, the curriculum and the teacher. Combined, these areas represent my beliefs concerning education and the teaching of students, so they can grow up and become productive members of our society ensuring a better world tomorrow. Purpose of Education: Everyone agrees, the purpose of education is to teach children the basic skills such reading, writing and arithmetic, but everyone also agrees the purpose of education goes beyond teaching basic skill. Consequently, the content beyond that of the basic skills elicits debate and controversy among educators, parents, students and society in general. It is my belief the purpose of education is to ensure our future generations are not only proficient in the basics of language, math, history, science, the arts, and health, but it is equally important to address areas of social behavior, as well as psychological aspects while providing that education. This is critical to ensuring children grow up to become productive members of society and are able to make this a better world for everyone. To me, it is important to teach children how to thrive, not just survive as humans. “The child becomes largely what it is taught; hence we must watch what we teach it, and how we live before it.“ Jane Addams Learning Environment: When it comes to creating an environment conducive to learning, aspects I…

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