Critical Pedagogy in the Formation of a Philosophy of Education in a Primary Classroom

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Essay #: 064799
Total text length is 10,968 characters (approximately 7.6 pages).

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The beginning:
Theory into Action: Critical Pedagogy in the Formation of a Philosophy of Education in a Primary Classroom
“Every function in the child’s cultural development appears twice, or on two planes. First it appears on the social plane, and then on the psychological plane”. (
Vygotsky
as cited in Smith,
Dockrell
, and Tomlinson 47). When the door opens on my 5th/6th grade classroom on the first day of school next year, the social interaction of my students will be encouraged. Rather than silence the students through traditional methods of classroom management designed to make the environment easier for teachers, I will encourage social interactions. I make this decision based on the development of a philosophy of education that recognizes that...
The end:
.....mploying critical thinking/reflections and considerations of “might look like”, employing various models and practicum consideration as you ponder teaching your first class in the fall of 2010.
• Your emerging models of education to guide your educational “vision in your teaching your first classes in September 2010, elaborating ways of interlinking model theory of your emerging classroom practice.
• Delineate your emerging model(s)
,
discuss how you arrived at this building on the part 1 paper (as provided).
• Discuss how you might employ this model(s) in your “imagined first year classroom. This is a “work in progress” which will change over time.
Models of education that you can use:
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Vygotsky
, Piaget, and the Constructivist approach
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