Personal Philosophy of Education 4
This is the benchmark assignment. It is a statement of your personal philosophy of education. As an academic paper, it is to be supported by the body of knowledge in the field which is to include references to the literature from educational philosophy, psychology, curriculum, and learning theory. Write 6–7 pages, use current APA format, and include a minimum of 6 scholarly references. A grade will not be assigned unless the paper is submitted in both locations.
Headings: There is a grading rubric that will be used in grading (see below). To ensure that your paper meets the requirements of the rubric, the following elements must be clearly identified with headings and are to be placed in the same order in your paper as they appear in the outline below.
1. Title Page
a. Title: Consider the title of your paper to be your motto, slogan, or bumper-sticker version of your philosophy. It must be clear enough to give the reader some idea of what you believe about education. Avoid statements that sound vague or flippant.
b. APA Style: Make sure your title page is formatted in current APA style, including a running header.
c. Other Information on Title Page
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
· Student Name
· Student ID#
· Course# and Section
· Professor’s Name
· Write this paragraph last but place it after the title page and before the introduction to the paper.
· This must be what you would write on an employment application or what you would say verbally in an interview if asked directly about your philosophy of education.
· Consider this an abridged version of your full philosophy statement. Some call it a vision or mission statement.
· In this section, you will introduce your thesis statement that will be developed throughout the paper.
· It’s always best to place the thesis statement at the end of the introduction. This serves as a transition into the rest of the paper, which supports the thesis statement.
4. Worldview abd Philosophy of Life: This is what you KNOW and BELIEVE about the world and life. This section must flow smoothly into and be consistent with your thoughts about schools and learning (The questions listed here are to provoke thought and to help you know how to focus your writing. Do NOT write your paper as a list of direct answers to these questions, but you do need to include e