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CHAPTER 1 YOU, THE TEACHER, AS A PERSON IN SOCIETY

LESSON 1: Your Philosophical Heritage

An Exercise to Determine Your Philosophical Philosophy

Find out to which philosophy you adhere. To what extent does each statement apply to you?
Rate yourself to 4 if you agree with the statement always, 3 if you agree but not always, 2 if you agree
sometime, and 1 if you don’t agree at all.

Statement 1 2 3 4

1. There is no substitute for concrete
experience in learning. ______ ______ _____ ____

2. The focus of education should be the
ideas that are as relevant today as when
they where first conceived. ______ ______ _____ ____

3. Teachers must not force their students
to learn the subject matter if it does not
interest them. ______ ______ _____ ____

4. School must develop students’ capacity
to reason by stressing on the humanities. ______ ______ ____ _____

5. In the classroom, students must be
encouraged to interact with one another
to develop social virtues such as
cooperation and respect. ______ ______ _____ ____

6. Students should read and analyze the
Great Books, the creative works of
history’s finest thinkers and writers. ______ ______ _____ ____

7. Teachers must help students expand their
knowledge by helping them apply their
previous experiences in solving new
problems. ______ ______ _____ ____

8. Our course of study should be general,
not specialized; liberal, not vocational;
humanistic, not technical. ______ ______ ____ _____

9. There is no universal, inborn human
nature. We are born and exist and
then we ourselves freely determine our
essence. ______ ______ ____ _____

10. Human beings are shaped by their
environment. ______ ______ ____ _____

11. Schools should stress on the teaching of
basic skills. ______ ______ ____ _____

12. Change of environment can change a
person. ______ ______ ____ _____

13. Curriculum should emphasize on the
traditional disciplines such as math, natural
science, history, grammar, literature. ______ ______ _____ ____

14. Teacher cannot impose meaning; students
make meaning of what they are taught. ______ ______ ____ _____

the teacher must listen not only to what his/her students are saying but also to what they are not saying. you are more of behaviorist 11.4.3. ______ ______ _____ ____ 22. The classroom is not a place where teachers pour knowledge into empty minds of students. The teacher and the school head must prescribe what is most important for the students to learn.13. A learner must be allowed to learn at his/her own pace. ______ ______ _____ ____ 19. s/he must go through the rigor and discipline of serious study. ______ ______ _____ ____ 20. For the learner to acquire the basic skills. Schools should help individuals accept themselves as unique individuals and accept responsibility for their thoughts. Learners produce knowledge based on their experiences. ______ ______ ____ _____ 18. ______ ______ _____ ____ Interpreting your Scores: If you have 2 answers of 2/4 in numbers: 1.16. ______ ______ ____ _____ 23.5.22 you are more of a constructivist 19. ______ ______ _____ ____ 24.8 you are more of perennialist 9. The learner must be taught how to communicate his ideas and feelings.18 you are more of an essentialist 14.20.15. feelings and actions. ______ ______ _____ ____ 17.6. The learner is not a blank slate but brings past experiences and cultural factors to the learning situation. An individual is what he/she chooses to become not dictated by his/her environment.21. ______ ______ _____ ____ 21. To understand the message from his/her students. The truth shines in an atmosphere of genuine dialogue.7 you are more of progressivist 2.25 you are more of an existentialist 10.15. ______ ______ _____ ____ 25.24 you are more of a linguistic philosopher My Scores: 3 = 9 : Existentialist 4 = 16 : Constructivist .23.12.17. ______ ______ _____ ____ 16.