A Personal Philosophy : A Personal Philosophy Of Technology Rich Education Your Personal Philosophy : Your Personal Philosophy This interactive PowerPoint has been designed to assist you in developing your own personal philosophy of education.
Begin the slideshow, and read through the next information on “authoritarian” and “non-authoritarian” philosophies on the next slide.
Click the link for whichever you agree most with.
Continue in this manner until you reach the end of the PowerPoint. Now that you know your main philosophy, use the research links to gather more information. Which do you believe in most? : Which do you believe in most? Stresses convergent thinking
External locus of control
Traditional teaching strategies
Purpose of education is to train pupil’s minds so they can deal better wit the intellectual concepts of life
Believe in mastery learning
Truth and goodness are entities best understood by the person with expertise who is in authority
Student’s role is to master and follow directions of those in power (high teacher control)
Rigid/fixed environment that is highly organized from furniture to lessons
Extreme amounts of teacher talk, direct learning
Teacher is primary authority source and evaluator Stresses divergent thinking
Internal locus of control & incentive
Human beings are problem solvers who profit from experience
Emphasizes the importance of the individual and personal awareness
Teaching techniques are focused on student interactions
Student interest is aroused through inquiry leading to subject content
Open: Flexible classroom furniture arrangement and teaching style
Equal teacher and learner control
Considerably less teacher talk, more learner talk; discovery-based learning
Teacher is model of participatory authority and evaluation Authoritarian Focus Non-authoritarian Focus Which do you believe in most? : Which do you believe in most? Which do you believe in most? : Which do you believe in most? Which do you believe in most? : Which do you believe in most? Which do you believe in most? : Which do you believe in most? Which do you believe in most? : Which do you believe in most? Which do you believe in most? : Which do you believe in most? Summary Chart : Summary Chart Still not sure which philosophy is closest to your personal belliefs?
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Philosophies of Educational PowerPoint
Pragmatism Websites: Educational Theories : Websites: Educational Theories Humanism
Constructivism or behaviorism with learning disabilities
Educational Theories Miscellaneous : Miscellaneous Websites
Curriculum: What Should Be Learned?
About Learning References : References Introduction to the Foundations of American Education by Johnson, Dupuis, Musial, Hall & Gollnick (1999, Allyn and Bacon)
See Chapter summaries 9-13