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Philosophy of Education

by Alumni Posts on October 10, 2011

in After College,Career Paths

So I’m taking a course called “Philosophical Foundations of Education,” and one of the assignments is this big essay on my personal beliefs and values when it comes to teaching. It’s not due yet, but I figured I’d do a little brainstorming here anyway.

My Philosophy of Education is centered around the phrase “It’s up to us.” When I was just a kid, I was taught one of the most important lessons of my life: responsibility is not acquired, it is inherent. As members of society on a local, national, and global scale, it is our inherent duty to try and change the world for the better. My parents are very “community conscious,” and so I was taught the value of stepping up, participating, working hard, and getting things done. If there’s one lesson I’d like to pass on to the next generation, it’s this: never underestimate what a dedicated group of cooperating people can accomplish.

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