Monday, March 26, 2012


The toughest question from my recent job interview was to explain my philosophy of education. This should not have been a difficult question, but I am more comfortable with practical and theory-based questions. I know that I said something about lifelong learning. I asked my Facebook friends for their thoughts and was reminded of including the importance of critical thinking.

Here is my (developing) philosophy of education: "Successful education promotes lifelong learning and critical thinking. In higher education, academic advising can help promote these outcomes." This is not something that I have articulated often, so I need to keep thinking about this.

On the practical side, I love this blog post at A Beautiful Mess. Two successful business women and bloggers share their thoughts and advice on education.

What is your philosophy of education or advice to share?

1 comment:

Stephanie Medley-Rath said...

Sprinkle in critical thinking, your belief in the value of assessment, and Bloom's Taxonomy and you should be good. :) Ok, that's somewhat tongue in cheek but it will most likely help in an interview.