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    Compare and contrast philosophy of education

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    Consider these questions:
    (1) Analyze your interviewee's philosophies. How are the elements of their philosophies similar to the elements of your own philosophy? How are they different?
    (2) Analyze and critique the elements of your interviewee's philosophies. What elements of their philosophy would you appropriate for your own? Why?
    (3) Which elements of your interviewee's philosophies can you not appropriate? Why?
    (4) How might your personal philosophy inform your professional practice? Create a scenario in which you apply your philosophy as an educator.
    (5) How does a teacher's increasing experience in the classroom affect that teacher's personal education philosophy?
    (6) Considering all you have learned, would you revise your personal education philosophy? If so, how?

    Please use this to help formulate your response.

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    1) As you analyze your interviewees' philosophies, I feel like the views are quite similar because both encourage student-centered atmospheres as well as lessons.

    Using Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, both also strongly reiterate basic needs such as safety and security in order to effectively learn. They differ a bit since yours is more Metaphysical in nature concerned with the ultimate nature of reality. Your interviewees' ideologies are more emotional.

    Both also seem to embrace education essentialism and differentiation to ensure that knowledge is imparted through a variety of methods (indirect, direct and cooperative learning). They also seem to both embody giving students empowerment and choices.

    (2) As you then analyze and critique the elements of your interviewees' philosophies, there are various elements of their philosophy to appropriate for your own.

    For example, the Constructivist nature, of the interviewees' responses, denotes the "guide on the side" mentality to help the learners and allows them to make their own meaning and formulate their own conclusions, a correlation with your own vision. The active ...

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    Ideas for one to create his or her own compare and contrast philosophy are embedded.