educational philosophy is a combination of how I desire to teach and my
motivation to be a lifelong learner." according to LTC (Retired) Eric T. Moore, instructor, writer, and facilitator for the Civilian Education System (CES) Advanced Course, Army Management Staff College (AMSC) at Fort Leavenworth, KS.
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As a teacher at the Army Management Staff College, I am constantly learning during classroom and student interaction. Therefore, I am also a student. According to the Center for Educational Innovation at the University of Minnesota (2014):
A teaching philosophy is a self-reflective statement of yourMy purpose for developing an educational philosophy is to reflect on and improve my classroom interaction and overall effectiveness. Through the development of this philosophy, I identified four critical areas that are paramount to classroom success:
beliefs about teaching and learning. In addition to general
comments, your teaching philosophy should discuss how you
put your beliefs into practice by including concrete examples
of what you do or anticipate doing in the classroom.
1. Adult Learning Environment
As a facilitator or teacher, I am responsible for establishing a successful adult learning environment, one that values and enables learning for both students and teacher. I thoroughly believe that students are responsible for their own learning because the greatest learning occurs when adults:
- Take responsibility for determining what they learn
- Learn what is personally beneficial
- Learn what they discover for themselves
- Learn from both experience and feedback instead of just experience alone (Adjunct Faculty Guide, 2012)
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