Topics: Education, Sociology, Maslow's hierarchy of needs Pages: 2 (1180 words) Published: October 27, 2014

David James
DTTLS 2011-2012
Identify and analyse which ideologies and models are reflected in your own professional practiceI am a Teacher and Mentor in Music Technology and I work within the Further Education sector. I teach theory and practical with the emphasis on experimentalism. I am honoured to work with a diverse group of learners from a variety of different backgrounds. It is important for me as a teacher to embrace the individualism of my learners and my peers and utilize them in a professional manner. As I come to the end of studying on the DTTLS course I have learnt many things that have helped me to continuously develop my teaching skill and become more professional in my practice. I have looked at different theories such as Minton’s (1997) Communication; Stephen Brookfield’s becoming a Critically Reflective Teaching also Humanism as mentioned in Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Carl Rogers Person Centred to name just a few. This essay will be exploring at different educational ideologies and assess how they influence the curriculum in my specialist subject. There are many ideologies that are considered when a curriculum is designed and according to Kelly (2009) it will depend on the goals set for achievement or the outcome. This may be individual development or social needs. In the London Borough of Haringey where I work the society is racially, religiously, ethnically and culturally diverse, a society with different values ideas and beliefs, also a diverse mixture of cultures and social backgrounds. As a profession it is important to consider different ideologies so that I can practice and assess with ones that affects my teaching style for the benefit of my learners. I belief that within my specialist subject area there are different parts of the curriculum that are based upon different theoretical ideologies, that I will be explaining later in the essay. There are many ideologies in education all of which are rooted...

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