My philosophy of education are the types that are
known as progressivism and existentialism. I believe that for
me a combination of the two is a perfect way to teach.
Progressivism is ideal because the teacher gives the student
a say in what they can do within the classroom. It is a hands
on system of working. I believe that students can learn very
well if they do activities themselves.
Learning about how to
do something and actually getting to do it are two extremely
different things. Existentialism is also ideal because this
method of teaching allows children to confront his or her
freedom. Children need a sense of freedom in making
decisions about school work. I believe that if progressivism
and extentialism are combined children can carry out hands
on tasks while at the same time making an independent
understanding of a particular concept.
If a child learns hands on how to do something they will
find it quite meaningful, and will be able to relate it more to
everyday life. School work can become meaningful if a child
independently understands what is being taught.
children will look forward to leaning and will be more
comfortable learning from their teacher.
I am looking forward to becoming a teacher. As a
teacher of elementary students I will always hold high
expectations of my students. I hope to find that children love
to learn and also look forward to learning. However, I do
understand that some students are not willing to this. I will
find this a challenge for me which I ma capable of handling
I hope to always have students involved in what is being
I will do this by having hands on activities as well as
independent activities. I will use fun methods and ideas to
get children involved in the lesson. If a child is having fun
this will enable the student to get a better understanding of a
particular lesson. All in all, I want my students to have an
understanding of the lesson while at the same time having