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Philosophy of education

Philosophy of education

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Sarah LombardiPhilosophy of EducationThe purpose of school is to prepare children to become critical thinkers who are productive members of the global community. In a world in which boundaries are fading,children must have the ability to solve complex problems that span different cultures,languages and belief systems. Socialization is also a key purpose of education becausechildren need to effectively express ideas, concerns and emotions with those aroundthem.For all children, learning is both an evolution and a result. As students face a new problem, they learn through analyzing that problem, and interpreting it in an originalway. Children learn by evolving, taking what they already know and making newdiscoveries to expand their knowledge. Learners can connect various realms of educationto each other and the world around them. They should be able to reproduce their knowledge and apply it outside of the classroom. I believe children learn throughObservation, experience and repetition. When children are taught a new skill they do notlearn it immediately, practice is necessary. As children practice a new skill they discover how and when to use that skill effectively, that is when learning has occurred.In my opinion an ideal classroom is one that allows students to learn in a way that best fits individual needs. For this reason, I want my classroom to be both Teacher-centered and student-centered. As a teacher, I plan on implementing instructionalstrategies such as demonstration, discussion, cooperative groups and self-assessment.Teacher-centered strategies such as demonstration and discussion are essential to
childrens’
understanding of presented information. Demonstration is beneficial because itallows for students to learn through observing the steps necessary to complete a task.Discussion presents students with a chance to challenge or question what they have

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