My supervisory platform will be based on the philosophy of experimentalism because on a personal level, I believe in the importance of co-operation and team work under a centralized leadership, as opposed to an authoritarian system. As an educational leader, a supervisor’s role is very important but complicated, necessitating the need for input from the various stakeholders in the education process in order to ensure that the output is both comprehensive and current. Even though many people do not like acknowledging this fact, leaders are guided to a large extent by their own beliefs and that is why experimentalism is core.
According to Fairfield, a supervisory platform founded on the philosophy of experimentalism is best because of the volatile nature of information and innovation. Technological advancements have had a significant effect on the overall way by which teachers are used in classrooms and how students acquire information. For example, the emergence of the internet as an education tool has impacted on the student-teacher relationship. In the former epochs, the teacher was viewed as more of a provider of knowledge. However, nowadays, the teachers are viewed as being as being supervisors in the classroom, responsible for guiding the way that students acquire information, through the aid of a supervisor, who is responsible for setting up an educational curriculum (Fairfield, 2009).
The internet and other technological advancements have challenged the conventional responsibility of teachers, since students can easily and conveniently acquire information on any subject due to the accessibility of educational material on an online platform. Consequently, this has necessitated the need for a more radical approach regarding the role of the teacher and that of a supervisor. That is why my personal supervisory platform will be based on experimentalism, which places emphasis on a more pragmatic approach to learning by focusing on a flexible curriculum for ...Show more