For coming up with me very own philosophy of education I researched various educational philosophers’, each had some different and interesting insights. My philosophy of education is inspired by my past teachers and the educational system that I have been brought up and taught in, counselors, coaches, and other role models in my life and these education philosophers with their different philosophies’. I take all the positive influences and the positive and effective approaches which were used on me and I keep them in mind try to use them in even a better way so that I could also bring out best from my students.
Talking about my beliefs on education and educational system, John Dewey’s philosophy stood closest to it. My educational philosophy follows John Dewey’s concept of education as a tool to have a meaningful life. My philosophy follows his criteria of valuing all students and believing in their in unique intelligences and providing them with an open and fear free environment where they are free to share their ideas. My moral compass is that all students deserve to be treated equally and fairly, without any biasness and no matter what no student should be made to feel stupid as this would also negate the fear free environment then....
We all posses these intelligences but some posses some more by jus merely exercising them more often which makes them more creative, smart, and “intelligent” then others. (Howard Gardner’s: Multiple Intelligences) We all do have equal intelligences it means but some need to practice and polish them more than others. “One could teach what one didn’t know, and a poor and an ignorant father could if he was emancipated, conduct the education of his children, without the aid of any master explicator- “universal teaching” –to learn something and to relate to it all the rest by this principle: all men have equal intelligences” (The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation- all students are equally intelligent) . A teacher’s duty is to encourage the student to keep trying and not to b afraid if he fails once and not to get tired in this trial as he will succeed as everyone is equally intelligent. In accordance to my knowledge, experience and research education and intelligence are very subjective terms. Educating a student is not only making him memorize facts and get them to spit back logic only, it is far beyond that. It is to give somebody a meaningful life; just like John Dewey’s saying and that is why I can relate to his philosophies. It is to enrich children’s lives, get them to explore and find their place in life, and for them not be afraid to fail encourage them and take chances, to speak and share their opinion their ideas. Change the ideology of failure, as an end, but as a lesson to be learned and not be afraid of it. Same goes for the term intelligence, not necessarily a student with higher score on