Candice Freeman, M.Ed., MLS(ASCP)
I am a teacher and a learner
and by that I mean an Instructional Designer.
To teach is to touch Eternity.
When students ask me about my own personal educational and learning philosophies, explaining that I am a mix of constructivist and cognitivist, means absolutely nothing to them! If I tell them that certain learning experiences require my students to be conditioned to a specific task (as in safe phlebotomy practices), or that other experiences require that they logically think through problems, draw from knowledge, and make a decision (as in making a choice to transfuse blood into a patient)...well, frankly, that would not tell them anything about my beliefs either! Summing up one's philosophy on education is difficult, because effective educators constantly revise their perspectives as they learn alongside their students.
However, core beliefs and foundations never change.
Please explore my four core beliefs that define my existence as a teacher.