Teacher Diaries: Ms. Nicole – Teaching Philosophy
I think the goal of teaching is not simply to instill knowledge and answers into students’ minds, but to induce them to learn, think and question. There is no absolute truth in the world, so we should encourage students to explore the world actively, develop their critical thinking skills, and enhance their courage to challenge authority. The process of learning and critical thinking skills are crucial for them in their later life.
As an educator, ‘teaching’ and ‘learning’ should work in tandem. If teachers can fully understand their students, set aside their position of authority and practise interactive teaching, in which students can express different ideas and teachers themselves can also learn from the teaching process. I think it will inspire them to learn more about themselves and educators.