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What is knowledge?

The focus of this module's Case Assignment was on foundational views of education and knowledge. In conjunction with this focus, your second reflective essay should address the following question:

Question: How do our perceptions of knowledge influence our perceptions of teaching and learning?

SLP Assignment Expectations

Remember, there is not necessarily a right or wrong answer. The primary expectations are as follows:
Demonstrate carefully and deliberate thought on this topic/question. Relate your reflection back to the content information in Module 2.
Conduct a personal, in-depth analysis of this topic, not merely an objective, "cut-and-dried" response.
Write in a clear, organized, and professional manner.
This assignment requires you to reflect upon material read in this module, and therefore all references used must be properly cited and listed.

Florida Atlantic University. (n.d.) The history guide: Lectures on ancient and medieval European history. Lecture 8. Greek Thought. Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. Retrieved August 14, 2013, from http://www.historyguide.org/ancient/ancient.html#table

Henriques, G. (2013). What is Knowledge? A Brief Primer. Theory of Knowledge. Retrieved February 28, 2014, from http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/theory-knowledge/201312/what-is-knowledge-brief-primer

Pardi, P. (2011). What is Knowledge? Philosophy News. Retrieved February 28, 2014, from: http://www.philosophynews.com/post/2011/09/22/What-is-Knowledge.aspx

Smith, M. K. (2004). A brief history of informal education thinking. The Informal Encyclopedia of Education. Retrieved August 14, 2013, from: http://www.infed.org/thinkers/et-hist.htm

Ancient Greek Education. Retrieved August 14, 2013, from http://www.crystalinks.com/greekeducation.html

Ancient Greek Culture. Retrieved August 14, 2013, from http://www.crystalinks.com/greekculture.html

Note: This will take you to a page with many different papers:
History of American Education: A Hypertext Timeline. Retrieved August 14, 2013, from http://www.cloudnet.com/~edrbsass/educationhistorytimeline.html

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How our perceptions of knowledge influence our perceptions of teaching and learning

Perceptions of knowledge and a teacher's beliefs will influence their perceptions of teaching and learning because the persons' perceptions' of how they should teach and how students' learn is heavily influenced by the beliefs possessed by the teacher. Therefore, if the teacher has a perception that student's inherit learning behaviors from their parents or have an inert ability to learn wherein you either have this ability or don't possess this ability to learn; the teacher may believe that some students simply can't learn. This will heavily affect how the teacher approaches their teaching philosophy.
Perceptions and actions within the classroom are quintessentially affected by the beliefs of teachers wherein they utilize their knowledge and experience to rely upon when teaching ...

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