Benchmark – Philosophy of Education Draft  

A philosophy of education is a statement regarding your beliefs and values about education. This statement is often required as part of the application process in gaining employment as a teacher.  

Create a 750-1,000 word draft of your educational philosophy. Your philosophy may be grounded in a theory or theories that you have studied in this course or be informed by your study of historical and sociological influences on education. You will revise your educational philosophy throughout your program of study to make it more concise.

In this draft, include statements regarding your beliefs and values in each of the following areas:

· The purpose of education.

· Your personal vision of meeting the learning needs of diverse students using standards-based instruction.

· Where you stand regarding the perceived role of the teacher as a leader and advocate according to some of the ethical frameworks that you have examined.

· How you perceive the process of self-reflecting on teaching practices and education policy in order to utilize research, ethical practice, and other resources to advance the profession.

Include three scholarly references to support your philosophy of education.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

Standards and program competencies assessed in the benchmark assignment:

5.1: Reflect on their practice in light of research on teaching, professional ethics, and resources available for professional learning in order to improve student learning. [ACEI 5.0; InTASC 9(l), 9(o); MC2, MC4]

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Criteria

Achievement Levels

Description

Percentage

No Submission

0.00 %

Insufficient

69.00 %

Approaching

74.00 %

Acceptable

87.00 %

Target

100.00 %

Category

100.0

Purpose of Education

15.0

Not addressed.

Includes an inadequate statement regarding the purpose of education.

Includes a statement regarding the purpose of education that could be presented more adequately.

Includes an adequate statement regarding the purpose of education.

Includes a well-thought statement regarding the purpose of education.

Meeting Diverse Students’ Needs through Standards-Based Instruction

15.0

Not addressed.

Includes an inadequate statement regarding meeting the needs of diverse students using standards-based instruction.

Includes a statement regarding meeting the needs of diverse students using standards-based instruction that could be presented more adequately.

Includes an adequate statement regarding meeting the needs of diverse students using standards-based instruction.

Includes an insightful statement regarding meeting the needs of diverse students using standards-based instruction.

Teacher as Advocate

20.0

Not addressed.

Includes a statement regarding the role of the teacher as leader or advocate that could be presented more adequately; or is tenuously tied to an ethical framework.

Includes a statement regarding the role of the teacher as leader or advocate that could be presented more adequately; or is tenuously tied to an ethical framework.

Includes an adequate statement regarding the role of the teacher as leader and advocate that is related to at least one ethical framework.

Includes a compelling statement regarding the role of the teacher as leader and advocate that is related to at least one ethical framework.

Self-Reflective Practitioner COE 5.1

20.0

Not addressed.

Does not adequately address the process of self-reflecting on teaching practices or education policy; or does not adequately utilize research, ethical practice, or other resources; or would not effectively advance the profession.

Could more adequately address the process of self-reflecting on teaching practices or education policy; or could more adequately utilize research, ethical practice, or other resources; or could more effectively advance the profession.

Adequately addresses the process of self-reflecting on teaching practices and education policy that would utilize research, ethical practice, and other resources to advance the profession.

Appropriately addresses the process of self-reflecting on teaching practices and education policy that would utilize research, ethical practice, and other resources by effectively advancing the profession.

Organization

10.0

Not addressed.

An attempt is made to organize the content, but the sequence is indiscernible. The ideas presented are compartmentalized; may not relate to each other.

The content may not be adequately organized even though it provides the audience with a sense of the main idea.

The content is logically organized. The ideas presented relate to each other. The content provides the audience with a clear sense of the main idea.

The content is well organized and logical. There is a sequential progression of ideas related to each other. The content is presented as a cohesive unit and the audience is provided with a clear sense of the main idea.

Research Citations and Format

10.0

Not addressed.

Many citations are missing where needed; or many of the sources are inappropriate for the submission; or APA is attempted where required, but many aspects are missing or mistaken.

Some citations may be missing where needed; or some of the sources do not support the submission; or APA is attempted where required, but some aspects are missing or mistaken.

All sources are credible, adequate, and support the submission. All required aspects of APA format are correct within the submission.

All sources are credible, appropriate, and strongly support the submission. All required aspects of APA format are correct within the submission.

Mechanics (spelling, punctuation, grammar, and language use)

10.0

Not addressed.

Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construction are used.

Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistent language or word choice is present. Sentence structure is lacking.

Submission includes some mechanical errors, but they do not hinder comprehension. Varieties of effective sentence structures are used, as well as some practice and content-related language.

Submission is virtually free of mechanical errors. Word choice reflects well-developed use of practice and content-related language. Sentence structures are varied and engaging.

Total Percentage  100

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