personal philosophy of education I have found to be of importance that should be found
in today’s classroom. I have a strong support of a safe environment and availability of
free expression to be offered equally to every eager mind of a child. There are important
assets that I will explore within this paper that I feel can be used as valuable
tools to help construct less of “at risk students” and produce more positive citizens in the
future of our society. I will try and support how schools and faculty play such a strong
role in a having the opportunity to be an additional role model in a child’s life.
Are Students Intrinsically motivated to learn?
I feel that students are always motivated to learn. Students may have different learning
styles or different ways of interpreting information and it is the job of schools and faculty
to keep abreast the constant changes needed within the classroom walls to help encourage
the young and developing minds. Education should be made available equally to all
students no matter where there home or school lies. I understand that different resource
needs are more needed in different areas of the nation depending on geographical
motivations. In some areas of our nation there may be need for better trained bilingual
instructors, while in others there may be need for higher federal funding to be allotted for
free or reduced lunches. Nevertheless, there should be way to distribute funding to give
every school in the United States appropriate resources to incorporate the highest form of
education within our classrooms.
Are There Certain Universal Truths that should be taught?
Through time of history of philosophers there has been much research to support
Many different views of what is needed to better educate of future generations of
children and how to accommodate the changing needs to produce productive citizens, but
I find that no matter the philosopher of choice you base your own personal philosophy
on, that conclusions should be similar in the end. Children are our key to success and
utilizing every research tool possible from past and present can only help to develop
strong reasoning for the good of education. I think that “open-mindedness” being
allowed openly in a classroom of today can help to support and show the morality of a
society. Children should never be restricted in thought to be creative and should be
promoted to speak freely with positive support. Teachers are the educators but can always
be in place to turn back the clock of time as the student, if they allow there minds to
broadened by their young students.
What is the Ideal Curriculum?
What Type of Classroom Environment is most Conducive to Learning?
I would have to refer to Gardner’s Spatial Intelligence Theory, which refers to the use
of pictures and images with a sensitivity to color, line, shape, and reform and their
interrelationships (Webb, Metha, & Jordan 2007 ). By using defining colors of pictures
and defining shapes on the walls of a classroom, it can help to aid visual learners and to encourage all around involvement from everyone within a class. This particular theory of
intelligence can help to encompass and expand the realm of human cognition from many
angels of learning. Using Gardner’s theory of intelligence can encourage students in
becoming more perceptive of visual details and at the same time helps to promote a good
sense of location and direction. I also believe strongly that vivid colors found on the walls
of a classroom can keep the excitement level of learning higher than arriving to a class
with four white walls of no...