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Philosophy Of Education Quiz

What kind of Teacher are you?

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  1. What is true reality rooted in?

    everlasting ideas
    subjectivity of the human mind
    the material world
    experiences
    current society
    learned behaviors
  2. How do you feel about the materialistic world?

    The materialistic world exists beyond the human mind.
    The materialistic world is too unstable.
    The materialistic world is exists only through the existence of the human mind
  3. What way do students learn best?

    by making connections through archetypes in art and literature from the past
    through logical processes in the physical world and the study of the natural world
    by asking questions and in turn answering them through personal experimentation
    by being in an environment that promotes learning behaviors
    through working with others and the development of the individual mind
    through personal experiences
  4. What is the role of the community in education?

    create a common culture
    encourage student involvement in the community
    creates new ways of thinking and encourages diversity
    uphold universal laws of etiquette
    develop art and literature that portrays archetypes accurately
  5. What should be taught in schools?

    the use of archetypes and cultural motifs to develop new ideas
    a deep connection to the physical world through study
    community involvement and social problem solving
    a universal culture
    the idea of freedom and the creation of an authentic individual
    cooperation, adaptation, and problem solving skills
  6. What is the purpose of education/school?

    to create a better, more advanced society
    to educate the whole child
    to create good and proper citizens
    to develop critical thinking skills
    to create social involvement in students
    to develop freethinking in students
  7. What is the most important thing you want your students to leave with?

    an understanding of the physical world around them
    the ability to think deeply, flexibly, analytically, and imaginatively
    a deep understanding of the self
    mastery of basic academic knowledge
    a desire to create social change and make the world a better place
    the ability to create a learning environment
  8. What teaching methods would you utilize in the classroom?

    encourage personal reflection
    allow students to pick their own topic in projects
    set up desks in a circle during group discussions
    take a field trip and have students write observations of what they see
    read and write faery tales
    discuss theories
  9. Which of the following is most important?

    freedom of thought
    adaptability and problem solving
    constant inquiry of the world
    imagination
    social responsibility
    an engaging and active mind
  10. In self reflection, which one of these traits is most like you?

    logical
    subjectivity
    cooperative
    engaging
    structured
    socially involved

Philosophy Of Education Quiz

You got: Idealism

Having true reality being rooted in ideas, Idealist teachers focus on the mind more than the physical world. The material world is unstable and changing, where ideas are stable and enduring. Teachers that are Idealists teach through connecting ideas in order for students to learn within their own mind.

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You got: Realism

Realism roots true reality in the material world, believing that it exists even beyond the human mind. Learning through a realist perspective requires using logical processes, studying the natural world, and utilizing a skill of inquiry and scientific purposes.

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You got: Perennialism

Perennialism finds the true reality fixed in everlasting truths and unchanging ideas derived from art and literature through cultural motifs and archetypes. Perennialism holds that all human beings have the same basic natures and utilize education as a way to develop individuals that are deep, analytical, flexible, and imaginative. Teachers who are Perennialist focus more on teaching "concepts" rather than information that may become outdated or disconnected within a few years.

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You got: Essentialism

Essentialism believes that the ultimate goal of education is creating proper and good citizens. This is done by creating a curriculum of the basics of academic knowledge to be taught to students. Teachers who use essentialism focus on training students's minds, promoting reasoning in students, and creating a common culture.

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You got: Behaviorism

Behaviorism is the idea that education and all learning is dependent on the environment. By teaching certain behaviors in a specific environment, students will be able to learn more effectively because they have been taught to do so. Teachers are focused on teaching universal laws of behavior.

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You got: Pragmatism

Pragmatism sees the true reality of the world as being relative and ever-changing. This philosophy encourages learning through experiences. Teachers encourage students to become adaptive to their environment while being cooperative, dynamic, and problem solving individuals. Pragmatism is hands on learning through personal experiences which is used to created the students' own reality.

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You got: Progressivism

Progressivism is about educating the whole student. Students learn by answering their own questions through experimentation and by which creating their own education. Teachers are mentors and can offer encouragement, but not necessarily the knowledge basis as students are developing their own. This education of philosophy is active, engaging, and questioning.

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You got: Existentialism

Existentialism sees the reality of the world in the subjectivity of the individual while the physical and material world hold no meaning. This philosophy in education focuses on freedom and the development of authentic individuals. Teachers become mentors that teach each student as an individual while encouraging student peer work. Students working with peers promotes more questioning and development of individuals because this challenges current ideas and beliefs and causes them to further develop critical thinking.

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You got: Reconstrunctionism

Reconstructionism bases education on social change and world events. Learning in reconstrunctionism is about making connections within all subjects to world events and how the individual impacts the world. This requires to think critically and with problem solving skills about the world around them. This philosophy encourages community involvement and connection with the world around the student.

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You got: Post-Modernism

Post-Modernism is about creating a new system. There is the realization that the old education system has become outdated and begun to fail. The ultimate goal of Post-Modernism is to create a new education system that incorporates community involvement and reflects the diversity of the surrounding society.

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