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Educational Philosophy

Educational Philosophy - GreetingLine February 3 2008 10AM...

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Jake Murphy February 3, 2008 10AM Group 14 Educational Philosophy Educational philosophy is an extremely important part of teaching in the world today. Educational philosophy dictates how a teacher teaches their classes and how they approach their courses. Educational philosophy is the set of principles that guides a teacher’s professional actions. The two educational philosophies that I believe strongest in are progressivism and social reconstruction. Progressivism is a philosophy that includes both social and political philosophies. Teachers who adopt the progressive philosophy believe that the content of the curriculum should be derived from the interests of the students instead of academic disciplines. They also believe that learning is an active rather than passive process and that learning is student centered. The progressivism philosophy says that the best way to prepare the students for an unknown future is to equip them with problem solving strategies. The progressive philosophy also says that knowledge that is true today may
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