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ESE502: The Class: Self Assessments: Philosophy Overview

Overview of Educational Philosophies

Click on the links provided to learn more about the each one.

Click on each of the circles below to learn about the educational philosphies: Essentialism, Perennialism, Behaviorism, Progessivism, and Existentialism.

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Each of these ways of viewing education was prominent at one time. Most education is a blend of these influences, and how we are expected to manage a class is directly related to the belief system we have or that we share with the community about the purpose of education.

How we discipline children flows from what we feel our purpose is in the classroom. Like a roadmap, it gives structure to how and what we teach. It helps define the role of student and the expectations we have for the teaching role.

Our definition or understanding of the teaching and student roles define when we believe children need to be corrected and our way of responding to students to let them know what is expected, what we will tolerate and what we reward.

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