As a child, student and parent education has always been an important part of my life. For me, experience of learning and sharing knowledge is always excited and full of gratification. I have a strong sense of my career as having an intuitive feel. Education has provided me with a strong career and enhanced my instincts as a teacher and parent. My career and profession goes with the teaching and research. This helps me support my educational activities. I feel excited and motivated because teaching educational activities make me work with my students in classrooms. Teaching provides the opportunity of leveraging one's knowledge and increases responsibility in terms of standards and ideals (Andersen and Chen, 2002).
At a young age, after learning and practicing geometry I came to know that learning is an art of applying the basics to achieve the advanced level. The practice of learning starts at a young age when the students are exposed to unstructured problems and, there is no clear solution available to them. I believe in having an informal relationship with the students. This makes students comfortable with the teacher and sharing more than the educational problems. I like an interactive session with the class. I like learning for my students and from my students. This makes teaching a more excited activity for me. Teaching is the ongoing process of learning. I have learnt that using information is a mean not an end in itself. With the help of factual information, I teach them to solve their social and personal problems. I make my students encouraged to participate and their share ideas and views. With the help of a discussion form, I'm able to make them comfortable to discuss their ideas and feelings with their classmates.
The theory I selected nearest with my teaching style is “The Social Cognitive Model”. Albert Bandura, founder of the theory, received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1952. In 1986, Bandura published his book, "Social Foundation of Thought and Action: A Social Cognitive Theory”. The objectives of the theory:
Understand and predict the behavior of individuals and groups,
Identify methods to modify or change behavior, and
Use this approach clinically in promoting the personal development.
The theory of Social Cognitive defines the behavior as a "dynamic triad" in an interaction, reciprocal, personal factors, behavior and environment. The cognitive processes are the primary mediators of behavior, so the consequences of the response will be used to shape the future treatment of this behavior and even before the behavior is engaged. In addition, the theory states that most behaviors are learned by imitation (vicarious learning).
Philosophy of Education
The theory, for the important contribution of cognition, implies that thought is an active force that constructs reality for all of us, selecting the information, and choosing behaviors based on the expectations and values. Through feedback and reciprocity, the reality of an individual is formed through interaction of the environment and cognition. However, the information processing (attention, memory, ability to use ...