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Running header: Philosophy of Education 1 EDUC 703: Personal Philosophy of Education Amber Garcia (L25031544) Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia EDUC 703-D03: Theories of Historical and Social Foundations of Education Dr. Leldon Nichols
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Philosophy of Education 2 Abstract Teaching is a calling from God. He sets our purpose and as educators, we have an important role in society. All educators walk into the classroom with a worldview and a certain set of beliefs. These beliefs are called a philosophy of education. A philosophy of education is an educators thought on what a teacher’s role is, what a student’s role is, methods on how to teach and manage a classroom, and the purpose of formal schooling. As educators gain experience and training, their philosophy may change overtime. My personal philosophy on education has evolved since I first started in the classroom due to experience and further training. I believe that teachers should be the facilitators of learning and that classrooms should be centered around the students. This paper will expand on my personal philosophy of education.
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Philosophy of Education 3 Education has many purposes. The main purpose is for people to gain knowledge and be able to apply that knowledge into their life and career field. Through knowledge, a person can obtain a powerful position and earn enough money to support themselves and their family. Education offers everyone the freedom and possibility to change the outcome of their lives. People have the ability to select the destiny that they desire and follow the educational path to get there. Each person is born with the innate desire to learn and purpose from God (Moreland, 2009). This desire starts out in infant form and continues throughout adulthood. Infants begin learning by being curious about the environment around them and this curiosity and interest in learning continues as they grow. According to Sidrah Zaheer,” It is the curious nature of man that has led him to wonder, ponder and then learn. Curiosity is the organic building block of knowledge structure and is the key which has opened new vistas of thought and objective disciplines” (Zaheer, 2017). Humans have a desire to learn and that desire needs to be nourished by educators so that the desire to learn continues to grow throughout someone’s life. As an educator with a Christian worldview, I know God is the center of the universe and the source to all truth. Prior to planning my lessons, I seek guidance through Him in prayer. As I have progressed as an educator, I now see myself as a guide and resource to my students. A teacher should be a learning facilitator, not a dictator in the classroom. Teachers should show their learners that they care about them and value their thoughts and opinions as they go through the learning process. My philosophy on education is that every child can learn and should have access to a quality learning environment that encourages inquiry based learning and the teacher is the facilitator.
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