PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
EDU490: Interdisciplinary Capstone (BOM422DS)
Instructor: Julie Engeland
June 29, 2014
Education and the evolution of all that it encompasses is continuous. While as a teacher we are one aspect of education it is still our responsibility to embrace education in every aspect. It is apparent that education is constantly changing and teachers are the ones who implement that change to those who matter most in education…the students. Research and experience has allowed education to further understand what we know about learning, what we know we know about how each student learn, what we know about teaching, what we know about assessment what we know about schooling, and how to take this information and use it to create better teaching practices and learning experiences for every child we come in contact with.
There are many dimensions of brain functioning and each part of the brain works to process information in one way or another and provides us with the abilities that we have as they work together cohesively. Learning starts long before one steps foot into a classroom as every experience, environment we are exposed to, and the biology we are born with impacts our brain which in return impacts how we learn. Teachers have the duty to understand the complexity of how the brain works in regards to learning as it relates to each child as an individual while keeping in mind that each child comes from a different culture, have had different experiences, have a unique genetic make-up, and overall have had different experiences that make them who they are.
Understanding how the brain works in conjunction with each individual child’s needs and abilities provides educators with the ability to be able to come closer to the ultimate goal of reaching every child through a diverse set of teaching strategies, perspectives, and personalized philosophies. With every generation comes change...