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EDUC 111 BELIEF STATEMENT

Please submit this assignment electronically on Moodle.

Preservice teachers begin to develop a belief system about what constitutes good teaching based on their experiences with students. The acquisition of knowledge in EDUC 111 guides your beliefs about teaching, students, and learning. As future teachers, you have a responsibility to articulate your views in a professional manner. Using the following questions, describe in narrative, your beliefs about teaching, including which philosophy/theorist you support. Paper should be 2-3 pages in length (12” font, 1” margins, double-spaced) and submitted through Moodle. Include an introduction and conclusion. References, if used, should be in APA format.

In a heading or cover page, state your NAME, SECTION #, and the group/program you are most interested in teaching (certification level, specialization).

Discuss your views on education by responding to the following questions:

1. What characteristics do you, as an effective teacher, need to possess? Why? 2. What would be your role as the classroom teacher? What theory/philosophy is this based on? 3. How do students at this age (the age you want to teach) learn best? 4. What would be the purpose of assessment in your classroom? Be specific. 5. What would be the purpose of discipline in your classroom? Be specific. 6. What do you hope to accomplish as a classroom teacher?

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