Reflection Of Education: The Philosophy Of Schools And Learning

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”- Nelson Mandela. Teachers are the catalyst, launching this weapon in the world. Without education society would fall. The purpose of education is to impart knowledge, skills, and self-discipline upon students so they can become world changing members of society.

Philosophy of Schools and Learning Every day, children enter into classrooms as blank slates. It is the teacher 's job to write upon these blank slates the knowledge needed to survive in the adult world. According to the Oxford English dictionary, essentialism is a belief that things have a set of characteristics which make them what they are. (pink p.1 q 2) I believe that education should focus on traditional learning. Schools should have an emphasis placed upon a core curriculum, the curriculum taught for decades, is still useful today. Curriculum should focus on reading, math, history, writing, and science. This educational philosophy is known as essentialism. Education in its general sense is a form of learning in which knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training, or research. (pink p.1
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(pink p.3 q.4) The teacher sets the tone of the classroom so I must be careful to refrain from conducting myself in a frivolous manner. The students are not my friends, they are there to learn. I must maintain an orderly and disciplined classroom so that every student has the opportunity to learn. In essentialism, the teacher 's role is to present the knowledge to be learned and to direct, in a rather explicit manner, the learning process of the student. (book pg 139) Teachers need to be patient, have a positive attitude, and be able to effectively communicate with the students in order to assist in the development of a students mind and body. (pink p4

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