Philosophy Essay

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Philosophy Essay *Revised*
EDUC 200

Education is not black and white. It is a foundation. We sometimes forget how important a foundation is. The foundation is that in which a structure is built. If there is a weakness in the base (foundation) the structure will have cracks, leaks, or collapse. I believe that depending on the subject a teacher’s philosophy structure may vary. Having a personal experience with a topic or feeling a certain way from upbringing can affect the teacher’s delivery to the class. I tend to side with logic. I find myself deducing different scenarios on a daily basis. I respect the learning process when someone actively practices and methodically reasons. In an American History class you present the background on how a society has evolved, letting the students assess events and support the feedback through explaining how the events are chained.

History is an intricate subject. One main obstacle is sorting events into relevance of importance or impact. When instructing with the logical philosophy, we must be clear. Jumbling several decades together without a clear division and understanding would be retroactive. Teachers are faced with a daunting task of not only conveying so many important staples of society in a clear way, but peaking interest in general. I would use personal relation tactics. For example, World War II would be personally relevant for any students of German decent. Trying to find these assimilations would be key to “striking a nerve” with the class.

Albeit important, we have to face the fact that History is lengthy in word. And no matter how enthusiastic the teacher is about the facts of the past, some students will just naturally lean toward progressive thinking. Inductive reasoning in the classroom today I believe requires photography. Our youth is very accustomed to “visualizing” results whether by Google,…...

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