John Dewey's Philosophy: My Philosophy Of Education

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When thinking of my philosophy of teaching and learning, the renowned John Dewey comes to mind. His famous words, “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself” (“Brainy Quote”), has true and powerful meaning about what teaching and learning should be, especially in today’s society. As I write my philosophy of education, I constantly reflect on John Dewey, not because of his renowned status, but because of his beliefs and how they reflect on what a true educator should be. As an educator, one should have both positive psychological and positive social influences in the classroom, which will then create outstanding citizens. Included in my philosophy, I will discuss how I feel about several aspects of teaching and learning.…show more content…
Yes, students are there to learn from teachers, but in some instances, teachers are continuously learning from their students. Whether it may be learning different ways to instruct lessons; learning that each child’s ability to obtain information is different; or learning how to effectively keep students engaged in the lessons, everyone is a leaner. However, the main goal in the classroom is to offer great learning experiences for students, which is used not only in the classroom but in the real-world. In order for students to learn, there must be some form of learning development taking place. Learning development is described as how students learn and how they make sense of what is taught. It is also related to work being done by students and teachers to develop positive academic practices. As part of the learning development, teachers should know and recognize that each child’s ability to learn and understand concepts varies. I also believe it is important that teachers are aware that students are different physically, emotionally, socially, linguistically, and cognitively; therefore, each child’s learning development will…show more content…
As part of my philosophy on education, I believe the use of technology in the classroom is very important, especially in today’s society. Using technology in the classroom allows more interaction between teachers and students, and students and students. The use of technology in the classroom makes students more excited to learn, enables students to learn at their own pace, and prepares students for the future. I believe that with the use of technology in the classroom, students are exposed to a different style of teaching and learning rather than being lectured to. Also, teachers have the opportunity to be more creative with their lesson planning and instruction, which will then lead to students excelling
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