Educational Philosophy

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Today's post - Leverage Learning Not Teaching–A Reflection on Sugata Mitra’s Emergent Pedagogy « Cooperative Catalyst. - made me reflect on my own educational philosophy:

My educational philosophy is to facilitate learners in becoming more apt to form logical arguments, solve problems, resolve conflict (understanding and resolving differences of opinion), and create innovative ways of communicating with others.  My role is to move learners from being dependent, to independent, to interdependent individuals who are not afraid to take chances, share their successes and failures with others, and are concerned for the well-being of not only themselves, but for others as well.  I want to help others become more daring, sharing, and caring individuals.

What's your educational philosophy?