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Philosophy is the study of the nature of humanity; it attempts to explain the

nature of knowledge, reality and values. Teachers must reflect on their educational
philosophy because these beliefs guide their teaching practices, their beliefs will
help guide a teachers actions when dealing with every day challenges in the

The purpose of education is to produce the future generation of adults who

are well versed in the educational basics and also in the humanities. Without
exposure to all subject matters students will lack vital skills that they will need to
possess after the completion of school. Students and teachers should work together
to create a learning environment that fosters open conversation, critical thinking
and creativity. It is the responsibility of the teacher and students to teach and learn
in a wide variety of ways not just through lecture and note taking. Students should
engage in meaningful group activities that are applicable to both the subject matter
and real world situations. Student progress should be monitored in an ongoing basis
through daily activities, discussion and journaling and through more formal
methods such as essays and exams. In the classroom the teacher is recognized as the
authority figure but students are able to offer feedback on class policies.

In summary school is to educate students in a variety of subject matters

while preparing them for life after school, both teachers and students should engage
each other in teaching and learning in open, respectful ways. New matter should be
taught in a number of different ways, and student should be assessed regularly to
ensure they are learning the presented subject matter.