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Philosophy Essay Instructions
1. Complete the Philosophical Assessment in our course text: Chapter 9 (Your Philosophy of Education Self Inventory). Calculate your scores for the 4 philosophies. Determine which philosophy or combination of philosophies most closely aligns with your beliefs and use this philosophy for the purpose of writing your essay.
2. After watching the “How to Write an Essay” presentation, write an essay of at least 650 words to explain your philosophy of education (position statement) and how your philosophy would impact your response and give detail of the type of learning strategies that you would use for the following scenario:
You are a teacher to older students, and you want your students to do more than simply memorize their way through the information you are teaching. You want them to develop their critical-thinking skills, learn to solve problems, make informed decisions, and get involved with lessons. This turns out to be a daunting task, however. The students seem to want you to describe every required detail in assignments; and when you call on students who don’t have their hands raised, the most common response is, “I didn’t have my hand up” or “I don’t know.” In other cases, they say, “C’mon, just tell us what you want us to know,” and “Why do we have to learn this stuff?”
a. The paper should include a title page, main body, and reference page.
b. The main body should consist of an introductory paragraph, body paragraphs, and a conclusion paragraph.
i. The introduction paragraph should have an attention getting opener and a position statement that clearly names and defines the chosen educational philosophy.
ii. The body paragraphs should include 3 pieces of evidence or actual learning strategies to support the use of your philosophy in practical teaching methods in your class.
iii. The concluding paragraph should summarize the paper and restate the position statement by naming the chosen philosophy/philosophies.
c. Your essay must include 2 in-text citations, 1 of which must come from the textbook. If an outside source is used, it must have been published within the last 5 years. APA Basics in the Instructions for APA guidelines.
Submit the Philosophy Essay by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 5.