When you apply for a job in the field of education, you will frequently be asked to include your philosophy of education in the portfolio. In addition, you will likely be asked by potential or current employers to discuss your philosophy and your reasons for your beliefs. Think about all of the discussions that you have had about various topics and ethics within your area of specialization. Review the theories and models that you found particularly appropriate and that aligned with your goals. Develop a philosophy of education (1 page maximum) that includes the following (at a minimum):
- Why you feel education is an important profession
- How you like to be taught
- How you plan to approach your learners
- What you consider your teaching style to be
- How you support learning
Keep in mind that you are writing your education philosophy statement for a potential employer, and format it accordingly.