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Educational Philosophies and Curriculum

How do educational philosophies and theories affect the statement of purposes and goals, curriculum, instruction and values?

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An educator's training and professional experiences affect his personal and philosophical viewpoints on pedagogy. Philosophies are abstracted constructs that shape an individual's perceptions of how things are and how they should be. An individual's philosophy is an evolving process and may change depending on his experiences and the influences that he has encountered. An educator's philosophical beliefs of education are influenced by its components, e.g., mental, physical and spiritual training, experiences, schools, formal or informal learning, skill development and imparting and acquiring knowledge. When he creates and develops his own statement of purposes and goals, he refers to the philosophy in which he believes.

A philosophy provides guidelines for one's goals and purposes in life and in his profession/teaching. It can inform how to practice one's profession and it can even become a guide for a school's set of administrators, teachers and counselors in the way they handle everyday situations. It can ...

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