On Becoming A Teacher

Name of FS Student: Course: BEED Year & Section: 4TH year Resource Teacher: Mrs. Gloria Herrera __________ Signature___________ Date: NOROLYN P. SANTOS

Name of Cooperating School: Bagumbayan Elementary School INTRODUCTION: What do you firmly believe about schools and education? This episode will clarify your belief or philosophy about teaching and education. Perhaps you have already decided that you would become a teacher. Your belief or philosophy of teaching will explain your actions as a future teacher. The foundations of all that you do in school and in teaching is usually based on a strong belief called philosophy of education.

My Target
• • Clear understanding of my philosophy of teaching and education Identify teacher’s leanings on the different educational philosophies

My Performance (How I will be rated) Field Study 6. Episode 2 – The Teacher’s Philosophy of Education Focused on: Clear understanding of my philosophy of teaching and education. identifying Teacher’s leanings on the different educational philosophies. Tasks Exemplar y 4 Superio r 3 Satisfacto ry 2 Unsatisfacto ry 1 Observation/Documenta tion My Analysis My Reflection My Future Application Submission Sub.Totals Over-all Score Rating: (based on transmutation) .

There is no right nor wrong answer for each item. After you have answered each item. After you have answered the questionnaire yourself.___________________________________ _____________________ Signature of FS Teacher Date above Printed Name My Concrete Experience This activity will enable you to ask yourself about the different future practices or actions that you will do in teaching. You may not have done it yet. 2nd Ed) Each of us has a philosophy of education or a set of fundamental beliefs regarding how we think schools should be run. but if you become a teacher what do would be your response to each item? Yours answer will identify what your philosophy of education is all about.Agree strongly 3 – agree 2 – disagree 1 – disagree strongly . WHAT IS YOUR PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION? (based on Sadker & Sadker 1998 Teacher. Decide whether you agree or disagree with each statement. Use the following numbers to express your response: 4. What is your philosophy of education? To find out. record your answers and look at the interpretation at the back of this work text. Answer each item in the survey questionnaire very honestly. Schools and Society. you are to ask two teachers to do same activity. read each of the following statements about the nature of education.

analytically. Subject matter is taught effectively when it is broken down into small parts. The school subjects should be determined by information that is essential for all students to know. 6. Students should not be promoted from one grade . 8. The school subjects should focus on the great thinkers of the past. School. 9. There is no objective and universal reality.1. 2. above all should develop students’ abilities to think deeply. The student should be permitted to determined their own curriculum. 10. 4. People are shaped much more by their environment than by their genetic dispositions or the exercise of their free will. math and science. 3. writing. than develop their social skills or provide them with useful body of knowledge about the ever-changing world. 11. Many students learn best by engaging in real-world activities rather than reading. The student learning should be centered around the basic subjects such as reading. history. Reality is determined by each individual’s perceptions. Teaching should prepare students for analyzing and solving the types of problems they will face outside the classroom. 5. and creatively. 7.

12. 21.to the next until they have read and mastered certain key material. An effective education is not aimed at the immediate needs of the students or society. Students who do not want to study much should not be required to do so. should study more or less the same curriculum. 22. Academic rigor is an essential component of education. Effective learning is unstructured and informal. 19. Programmed learning is an effective method of teaching information. 13. 14. 20. The curriculum of a school should be built around the personal experiences and needs of the students. All students. Effective schools assign a substantial amount of homework. 17. regardless of ability. 18. 15. Art classes should focus primarily on individual expression and creativity. Education should focus on the discussion of . Students learn best through reinforcement. 16.

even if do not understand why the information is worth knowing.timeless questions such as “What is beauty?” or “What is truth?” 23. . The purpose of school is to help students understand themselves and find the meaning of their existence. schools should plan for substantial social interaction in their curricula. Frequent objective testing is the best way to determine what students know. 29. 27. 24. because it will help them in their careers. Each person has free will to develop as he or she sees fit. Students must be taught to appreciate learning primarily for its own sake. Schools must place more emphasis on teaching about the concerns of minorities and women. 30. Since students learn effectively through social interaction. Philippine schools should attempt to instill traditional Filipino values in students. 25. 31. Countries must become more competitive economically with other countries hence schools must bolster their academic requirements to facilitate such competition. Reward students well for learning and they will remember and be able to apply what they learned. 26. 28.

and events that have shaped the Filipino heritage. the classroom. 33. 39. . 37. 38. people.32. Philosophy is ultimately at least as practical a subject to study as is computer science. what they have learned. We can place a lot of faith in our schools and teachers to determine which student behaviors are acceptable and which are not. Teacher-guided discovery of profound truths is a key-method of teaching students. Teachers must stress for students the relevance of what they are learning for their lives outside. 36. Learning is more effective when students are given frequent tests to determine. There are no external standards of beauty. Beauty is what an individual decides it to be. as well as inside. Schools must provide students with a firm grasp of basic facts regarding the books. It is more important for a student to develop a positive self concept than to learn specific concept. 34. 40. 35. Students should be active participants in the learning process.

write the number of the response to each statement in the matrix below. My Philosophy of Education ESSENTIALISM ITEM 1 6 11 16 16 26 31 36 TOT AL S T 1 T 2 PERENNIALISM ITEM 2 7 12 17 22 27 32 37 TOT AL S T 1 T 2 PROGRESSIVIS M ITEM S T T 1 2 3 8 13 18 23 28 33 38 TOT AL ESSENTIALISM ITEM 4 9 14 19 24 29 34 39 TOT AL S T 1 T 2 BEHAVIORISM ITEM 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 TOT AL S T 1 T 2 Among the three of you. Add the numbers in each column to determine your attitude and those of the two teachers toward key educational philosophies. Now that you have responded to all 40 items. Observed actions of a teacher who is behaviorist: My Reflections Based on your concrete experience and the actions of the teacher you have observed. Request two teachers to answer the remaining questionnaire. essentialist or behaviorist? My Observations Visit a teacher in a school and observe what school/classroom activities reflect his/her philosophy of education while she is teaching. who is more inclined to be an essentialist. Tabulate all the answer in the matrix provided. 1. progressivist. how important is your philosophy of education to . Identify and describe teacher’s action or behavior and match each with the identified educational philosophy. perennialist.Note: Photocopy two copies of this instrument. Observed actions of a teacher who is progressivist: 2.

Affirmed Concept: My Future Application Using the first hand experiences in this activity. how will I use these when I become a teacher in the future? • • • In teaching and learning In addressing diversity of learners In creating a conducive learning environment . 1. Affirmed Concept 2: 3.your future career as a teacher? How would your experiences and observations contribute to your becoming a teacher? My Affirmed Concepts Identify at least three concepts learned in your previous subject like The Teaching Profession which are related to the Experiential Learning Episode 3 (Teaching Belief/Philosophy) that are confirmed or Affirmed in this activity? Enumerate. Affirmed Concept 1: 2.

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