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Teaching Philosophy Statement Do you have a philosophy on education? I really do. What I need to discuss is my personal view of education. I will talk about the nature of students. I will discuss the nature of knowledge and whether it is absolute or relative. The goal of instruction, the method, and the program will be discussed also. We're going to look at some of my philosophical views on schooling and my professional development plans. When I am through you will have my philosophy of education paper. First we'll look at my view on the essence of pupils. Like Rousseau, I believe that students are influenced by their environment. Children really imitate what they see or experience. I think a positive environment is crucial to a child's learning. When kids see negative things that they mimic adverse things. When kids see positive things they imitate positive things. I think there needs to be a balance between the two negative and positive consequences. Being in an ideal world, children are often exposed to negative influences. Rousseau took some of his students into the nation away from the evils of society to teach them. When assessing knowledge, one must ponder whether knowledge is relative or absolute. Rousseau believed that pupils should learn how to think for themselves. I agree. They must think. Memorization is fine, but they need to be able to employ their knowledge. Students require knowledge in various ways. While some students may listen other students might have to find illustrations. It is necessary that the students retain the knowledge. They want appropriate instruction from teachers. In the end, the objective of edu...