My personal philosophy for using technology in education.
I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating environment in which to learn. In light of this we need to keep in mind that the twenty first century learners are technology savvy , as a result it will be very effective to involve technology in there learning. I am therefore compelled to include technology in the lessons that I will teach. With my determination to help in increasing the passes at the cxc level, I will move with the revolution and expose my students to as much technology as possible, technology such as Virtual classrooms, epistemic games, simulators and global learning software. This will in turn help students to be intrinsically motivated and also stimulate their passion for learning. This will also bring out lev vygotsky’s zone of proximal development which describes the gap between a student’s ability to perform a task under adult guidance and/or with peer collaboration and the student’s ability to solve the problem independently.
I also see myself as a guide for the students whom I will be teaching. When I play the role of a guide, providing access to information rather than acting as the primary source of information, the students’ search for knowledge is met as they learn to find answers to their questions and this is in tandem with the constructivist view. I am also committed to provide students with the opportunities to study things that are meaningful and relevant to their life and interests. Technology will form the base of the lessons that I will teach and put the learner in their comfort zone. I am a dedicated person and I will always strive to be the best educator that I can be.