Personal Teaching Philosophy

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Personal Teaching Philosophy by Mind Map: Personal Teaching Philosophy

1. Statement of Importance

1.1. Framework to live and act

1.2. Make sense of teaching style & Goals

1.3. Must be flexible to acccomodate change and growth

1.4. "lead to a more informed and reflective practice" in adult education (textbook page 50)

2. Historical Philosophies

2.1. L.S. Vygotsky

2.1.1. Learning is socially constructed

2.2. Broofield (?)

2.2.1. self-motivated learning

2.3. Mezirow

2.3.1. reflection

2.3.1.1. combining old knowledge with new material to make new learning/knowledge

3. Principles & Core Beliefs (values)

3.1. Collaboration

3.2. Active learning

3.3. Participation

3.4. Know who your learners are

4. Learning Strategies to Operationalize

4.1. Small learning groups or communities

4.1.1. Unsure of my future teaching environment

4.1.1.1. HR/on the job training?

4.1.1.2. Distance/online learning opportunities?

4.1.1.3. Student skills training?

4.1.1.4. Community Learning teaching opportunities through my internship?

4.2. Safe learning environment

4.2.1. students will feel empowered to to explore boundaries, expand skills and gain knowledge

4.2.2. open and accessible

4.3. Learning is situational

4.3.1. access to real world environment

4.3.2. some learning is task oriented/some is theory based and reflective

4.4. Utilize 21st century technologies

4.4.1. provide materials in a variety of formats and tools

5. Metaphors or Models

5.1. "teaching is about learning"

5.2. "learning does not happen in a vaccum"

5.3. "don't teach subjects, teach people"

5.4. teach to the whole person

5.4.1. to realize full potential

5.5. WB Yeats "Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire"

6. Learners

6.1. intrinsically motiviated

6.2. Self-motivated

6.3. Choice to learn

6.4. Life-long learning

6.5. cannot teach somebody unwilling to learn

7. Educator responsibilities

7.1. know my learners

7.1.1. evaluate skill set

7.1.1.1. tie old knowledge to new material

7.2. clear direction

7.3. set clear expectations

7.4. Outcomes based curriculum

7.5. Flexibility

7.6. Know materials and expected outcomes

8. Student Responsiblities

8.1. Prepared for class

8.2. bring life experiences

8.3. not be afraid to use what they learn in life

8.4. tolerant and respectful of all viewpoints

8.4.1. and all individuals in class