Educational Philosophy: Study of Purpose, Process, and Nature of Education

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An educational philosophy is the study of the purpose, process, and nature of education. Prospective teachers should be a reflective thinkers and consider the purpose of education, how students learn, what should be included in the curriculum, and qualities that will help them become effective teachers. All of these are important when working with children and trying to help them obtain a good education. The College of Education Conceptual Framework includes the theme “Educators for a Global Future.” Educators are our global future because we must realize all people are different and come from different cultural backgrounds. As teachers, we must be open minded to the learning process of children and know each is different. We should incorporate different cultural backgrounds into our teachings and let children know all are equal. Children should be familiar with all backgrounds and be multicultural learners. Education is the action or process of acquiring general knowledge or skills. The purpose of education is to prepare our students to become useful members of society and be able to carry on the work of our nation. It also serves the purpose of providing students with an everlasting lifelong process of learning. Their education should help them to become responsible adults, good citizens, good leaders, good parents, and how to deal with the everyday issues they will experience as adults. Education is more important today than ever before. It helps people acquire the skills needed for a job or career. Education is also important because it helps people get more out of life. It makes a person’s life more interesting and enjoyable. A good education gives children more opportunities to succeed in this world. Once someone receives an education, no one can take that away. During my education at Athens State University, I have learned how to effectively use problem-solving for progress, reflective thinking for improvement, modeling for understanding, and...
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