GEN 499 week 3 DQ 1

  

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses.

 

     

Philosophy   of Education

  

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Prepare: Read the article A Portrait of the   Teacher as Friend and Artist: The Example of Jean-Jacques Rousseau by Hunter McEwan (2011) from the Ashford University   Library.

 

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Reflect: As you take notes while reading this article, think about   the importance of understanding the philosophy behind taking general   education courses and how your courses have taught you to think more   critically, build character, and become more open-minded to cultural   differences, thereby paving the way for you to be successful in the career   field you have chosen.

 

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Write: For this discussion you will address the following   prompts: 

  • Describe at least three ways a person can teach by        example according to the article and provide a personal example in which        you have demonstrated this concept.
  • Explain how “teaching by example” influences the        development of ethical and moral reasoning as well as cultural        sensitivity and awareness.
  • “Rousseau categorically denies the educational power        of example” (p. 513). Explain your agreement or disagreement with        Rousseau’s philosophy of education as it applies to your experience in        gaining knowledge.

Your initial post should be at   least 250 words in length, which should include a thorough response to   each prompt. You are required to provide in-text citations of applicable   required reading materials and/or any other outside sources you use to   support your claims. Provide full reference information of all sources cited   at the end of your response. Please use correct APA format when writing in-text citations and references.

 

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Respond to Peers: Review your classmates’ posts, and respond to at least two   of your peers by Day 7. Comment on how your peer explained their view on the   philosophy of education and the understanding of how education is acquired.   Each participation post should be a minimum of 75 words.

 

Carefully review the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate this   Discussion Thread. 

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