Philosophy of Teacher Education

 

The teacher, who is noble in character, progressive and scientific in outlook, committed to uphold the aspirations of the nation, and cherishes the national cultural heritage, ensures the development of the individual and the preservation of a united, democratic, progressive and disciplined society .

 

Analysis of Philosophy of Teacher Education with Branches of Philosophy

 

 

Branch of Philosophy

Characteristics of National Philosophy of Education

Implications

 

Metaphysics

Promises individual development;†† Maintain a united democratic, progressive and disciplined society

Role of a teacher as agent of change in the dynamic world of education

 

Epistemology

Progressive and scientifically oriented

Knowledge is always developing as a result of new invention and innovation;

Teacherís responsible to acquire new knowledge so as not to be out-dated

 

 

Axiology

Good personal well-being

Uphold nationís aspiration

Preserve nationís cultural heritage

Teacher as a role model and good example , morally good, ethical, professional

 

Logic

Progressive and scientifically oriented

Practice logical reasoning in carrying out professional tasks and teaching and learning routines;

Professional development in order to maintain standard and quality of teachers and the teaching profession

 

 

 

Analysis of Philosophy of Teacher Education with reference to its Elements

 

 

Elements of Philosophy of Teacher Education

Analysis

 

Personal well-being

Good personality, well mannered, disciplined, morally good

 

 

Progressive and scientifically-oriented

Develop according to the present times emphasis on science and technology;

Strive hard in order not to be left behind professionally

 

 

Ready to hold nationís aspiration

Comprehends fully the nations aspirations

Endeavors to maximize contribution in order to change nationís aspiration

 

Sustain nationís cultural heritage

Appreciate nationís unique culture

Foster a sense of pride with respect to diversified culture

Nurture patriotism and love for country

 

 

Promise individual development

Teacherís role in self-development and pupilís holistic development (physically, emotionally, spiritually and intellectually)

 

 

Maintain a united democratic, progressive and disciplined society

Teacherís responsibility as a member of the society towards nation building

Endeavour so that society can fulfill the nationís aspirations

 

 

Implications of Teachers Philosophy of Education on the Education System

 

Teachers should be accountable to their pupil, society and country in ensuring that we have effective knowledge, skills and values delivery system.

 

Teachers are role model with good personality, the pupil will imitate teacher like the saying Ďlike father, like soní.

 

Philosophy of Teacher Education

 

ďThe teacher, who is noble in character, progressive and scientific in outlook, committed to uphold  the aspirations of the nation, and cherishes the national cultural heritage, ensures the development of the individual and the preservation of a united, democratic, progressive and disciplined societyĒ

 

(ďGuru yang berpekerti mulia, berpandangan progresif dan saintifik, bersedia menjunjung aspirasi negara serta menyanjung warisan kebudayan negara, menjamin perkembangan individu dan memelihara suatu masyarakat yang bersatu padu, demokratik, progresif dan berdisiplinĒ). Source: http://amaljaya.com/guru/category/teachers-professionalism/

 

 

The main objective of teacher education is to train and produce teachers with good personal, professional, social and moral qualities.

 

Teachers are to acquire knowledge, teaching skills and practice moral values to conform with teaching profession and to fulfill the aims and aspirations of the Education Vision for 21st century.

 

The Conceptual Model of Teacher Education gives priority to accountability to three major dimensions, namely, religion, community and self

 

Religion (Divinity): To promote the level of knowledge, belief, experience, individual practice with respect to religious teaching.

 

Community (Society): To emphasize the teacherís role as an educationist, leader and agent of change

 

Self: To build self-esteem, patriotism, knowledge, personality and good manners.

 

This model is based on a firm belief in God and a desire to grow the community. This is to be achieved through the execution of a curriculum which integrates the aspects of knowledge, professional skills and teaching ethics.

 

The curriculum for the Specialist Teachersí Training Certificate Course (known locally as Kursus Sijil Perguruan Khas - KSPK ) is a one year course majoring in art education and aims to produce primary school teachers who are specially equipped with the knowledge and skills in the teaching and learning of visual arts.

 

This course also helps teachers to be sensitive, creative, innovative, competent, and professional as well as to develop a balanced personality. The objectives of this curriculum are aimed at helping teachers to:

 

i. express themselves though several forms of visual arts

ii. build and develop aesthetic awareness, perceptual sensitivity as well as creative and imaginative thinking through various activities of visual arts

iii. cultivate and practice good moral values.

iv. apply skills, approaches, strategies and current techniques in the teaching and learning of visual arts

v. instill positive attitude and develop self confidence in the task and responsibility of an art teacher

vi. encourage the development of the three domains; cognitive, psychomotor and affective, in pupils

 

Implications of Philosophy of Teacher Education on the Role of Teachers

 

1.      Teachers ought to equip themselves with general and specific knowledge in various subjects taught in KBSR/KBSM plus the professional teacher training program

2.      Teachers ought to follow teaching-learning activities according to the aspirations of Philosophy of Teacher Education

3.      Teachers need to enhance and practice noble values and professional ethics

4.      Teachers need to carry out their responsibilities and accountability in order to become good and competent teachers, to acquire and practice what had been learned

5.      Teachers need to make use of the knowledge and skills acquired including professional skills

 

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Created on Nov 12, 2010 and edited last 04 February, 2011 by Pengendali@2006