Personal Curriculum/Educational Philosophy Statement

In this paper I have actually written concerning my instructional viewpoint. It answers the concerns: Why I teach? Likewise indicating what individual philosophies I follow. How I teach? Which mentions the approach towards curriculum that I think in. Last but not least, What I teach? Which connects more to my individual belief in the class. Teaching is not for everyone however when you like what you do, it can be a satisfying and exciting occupation. My approach as an instructor has constantly been to maintain the concept that the young minds sitting prior to me are the future people of our neighborhood.

I see my obligation as a guide to my trainees so that they may grow towards the advancement of their own self-reliance and success with great judgement, persistence, and vision as they become the leaders of our next generation. I feel that it is the duty of the instructor to get to know everyone of their students, their weak points and their strengths.

It’s likewise important to build an individual trust. This trust results in an effective mentorship with the student. My approach towards education and curriculum is one that is less stiff and technical. I prefer one that is humanistic.

This technique includes lessons based on life experiences, group games, group tasks, artistic endeavors, dramatizations, field trips, social business, finding out and interest centers, and homework and tutoring stations (or corners). These activities consist of innovative problem resolving and active trainee involvement. They stress socialization and life adjustment for trainees, in addition to stronger household ties and school– community ties (Ornstein & & Hunkins, 2013, p.

7). I feel that in education more than one individual academic approach is needed.

A teacher needs to discover what philosophy or philosophies work in today’s classroom. This needs to be dependent upon the teacher and on today’s society. Times are constantly changing and evolving. I incorporate essentialism, perennialism, and progressivism, with a bit of realism and idealism to challenge my students as individuals and productive members of society. In all, I aim to educate my students, to cultivate intellect, to promote the intellectual growth of the individual, to educate the competent person, and to promote democratic social living (2013, p. 48).

The starting point in curriculum is also your philosophy. In realism, realists view the world in terms of objects and matter (2013, p. 32). In idealism, learning is a primarily intellectual process that involves recalling and working with ideas (2013, p. 31). People can come to know the world through their senses and their reason. The goal for my students is to have complimenting dimensions, a strong individualistic nature that works and plays well with other members of society. My educational philosophy aligns with the philosophy of both my personal and professional life.

It affects my attitude, influences my decisions, and directs my missions with others. My impact on youth through my years of teaching has proven to be successful; subsequently, I believe my philosophy is a successful “formula. ” I look forward to molding well-rounded young adults that can perform in any situation under any circumstances. I believe the impact that I have made within the educational community, and look forward toward opportunities to continue to make in this area, is that of good judgement, patience, and vision that at one time other adults taught to me.