Type a new keyword(s) and press Enter to search

Progressivism Philosophy


Education is an enlightening experience. It allows us share the gift of knowledge and to pass on an understanding of our world. I feel education should be the most hands on experience in a child’s life. It needs to be more then books, more then memorization. It is an opening of a student’s mind, utilizing the ability of one’s intelligence, and a teacher is the key to unlock that. Teachers have the ability to be a guide in a child’s life and to help them foster the passion for learning. I believe that throughout the educations courses at Saint Mary's, I have come to the understanding of the importance of teaching. This course has helped me to frame my vision of teaching. I have realized that I want to be the one teacher to help children grow in body, mind, and spirit. As a teacher, I will kindle a child’s inquisitiveness and curiosity.

Throughout this past year, I have learned a great deal about diversity in classrooms, classroom management and other helpful information. I believe that one of the most vital pieces of knowledge that I am taking with me from this class is the type of school I would like to teach in. As a class we have reviewed the philosophies of teaching. I have gained a great deal of information on all of the approaches to teaching, and I feel that progressivism is the closest theory to my vision of teaching. Progressivism is the teaching that challenges a student to be the risk taker and allows a child-centered classroom. I feel this is the ideal school to teach in and I want to conduct a classroom in such a manner. This type of educating allows for a student’s uniqueness and originality to develop. I see myself in a classroom setting where the student’s are constantly asking questions but remain on task. The key to a child centered classroom is allowing the material to relate to a student needs and

This Essay is Approved by Our Editor


Essays Related to Progressivism Philosophy