My Educational Philosophy: My Philosophy Of Education

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Philosophy means “love of wisdom”. It is made up of two Greek words, philo, meaning love, and sophos, meaning wisdom. (Cohen, 1999) Everyone has their own philosophy and it continues to develop throughout their life. Sometimes, circumstances may cause a change in our philosophy. Education is the deliberate attempt by the learner or by someone else to control (or guide, or direct, or influence, or manage) a learning situation in order to bring about the attainment of a desired learning outcome (goal). (Knight, 2006) Every school and every teacher has their own philosophy for education which influences ways in which children are taught. (Philosophy of Education, 2005) A philosophy for Education is a deliberate plan based on a set of beliefs (metaphysical, epistemological, and axiological). The beliefs are discussed on the pertinent educational issues such as the nature of the student, role of the teacher, curricular emphasis, teaching methodologies and the role of the school. I believe that all children have the ability to learn and the right to a quality education. In Trinidad and Tobago, all children regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, and capabilities have the opportunity to go to school and learn. I believe that a child’s education is a wonderful experience for them. However, the nature of the student, role of the teacher, curricular emphasis, teaching methodologies and the role of the school are educational issues that must be taken into consideration in order for
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