Philosophies of Education Assignment

Directions:

  1. Review the Foundations of Education and Instructional Assessment/Educational Philosophy.
  2. Complete the Educational Philosophies Self-Assessment.
  3. Compile your score on the self-assessment using the Educational Philosophies Self-Assessment Scoring Guide.
  4. Develop a discussion post addressing the following:
    • According to the self-assessment, what do the scores indicate as your educational philosophy
    • Do you agree or disagree with the self-assessment indicator?
    • How do you feel this knowledge impacts the decisions you’ll make as a teacher?
  1. Post your discussion.
  2. Review your classmates’ posts.
  3. Thoughtfully respond to your classmates.

Discussion Board Rubric

Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCritical Thinking of Initial Post
Excellent – Post clearly indicates understanding of course readings; Rich in content; Full of thought, insight and analysis; New ideas, connections; Made with depth and detail

5.0 pts

Standard – Generally competent; Information is thin and commonplace; Few, if any new ideas or connections; Rehashes or summarizes information read

3.0 pts

Below Expectations – Rudimentary and superficial; No or little analysis or insight is displayed; No new ideas; “I agree with” statements

0.0 pts

5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeRelevance of Initial Post
Excellent – Post addresses topic and enhances the group’s knowledge; Post is factually correct, reflective and substantive; Includes a wide variety of appropriate, researched and informative sources (or references course materials) to support ideas

5.0 pts

Standard – Post addresses topic but occasionally deviates off topic; Post is usually factually correct, may have some misinformation; Post is short in length and offers no further insight into the topic; Includes a few appropriate, researched and informative sources (or references course materials) to support ideas

3.0 pts

Below Expectations – Post does not address topic; Post contains inaccurate information that misleads the reader; Ideas are not supported by appropriate, researched and informative sources

0.0 pts

5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCritical Thinking of Responses
Excellent – Responses are rich in content, full of thought, insight and analysis; Responses contribute new ideas and connections; Made with depth and detail

5.0 pts

Standard – Responses are generally competent; Information is thin and commonplace; Few, if any new ideas or connections; Rehashes or summarizes initial post

3.0 pts

Below Expectations – Responses are rudimentary and superficial; No or little analysis or insight is displayed; No new ideas; “I agree with” statements

0.0 pts

5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeRelevance of Responses
Excellent – Consistently posts responses related to discussion topic; Cites additional references to support responses and topics; Posts factually correct, reflective and substantive contributions; Responses advance the discussion

5.0 pts

Standard – Responses address topic but occasionally deviate off topic; Responses are usually factually correct, may have some misinformation; Responses are short in length and offer no further insight into the topic and don’t advance the discussion; Responses may/may not be supported by researched and informative sources

3.0 pts

Below Expectations – Responses do not address the topic; Responses contain inaccurate information that misleads the reader; Responses are not supported by appropriate, researched and informative sources

0.0 pts

5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePromptness & Initiative
Excellent – Participates throughout the discussion board period; Completes more than minimum number of posts

5.0 pts

Standard – Participates, but most postings are made on the same day; Completes minimum number of posts

3.0 pts

Below Expectations – May or may not participate • All posts are made on same day; Does not complete minimum number of posts

0.0 pts

5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeClarity and Mechanics
Excellent – Posts are clear and concise • Formatted in an easy to read style; Free of grammatical or spelling errors

5.0 pts

Standard – Posts are usually clear and concise; reader may have some moments of confusion; Formatted in an easy to read style; Some errors in grammar and/or spelling

3.0 pts

Below Expectations – Posts are unorganized and difficult to follow; Contain multiple errors in grammar and/or spelling

0.0 pts

5.0 pts
Total Points: 30.0