What Is Education?

Introduction to Education has covered many facets of a field that promises challenges, stretches intellect, demands creativity, and offers opportunities to make a difference in the lives of children. To help you reflect on what you have learned in this course, respond to the following:

  • Part 1: What Is Education?

    The resources that you have read throughout this course have covered such topics as quality education, quality teaching, and fostering healthy development and learning. Analyze and then summarize, in your own words, how these three topics are inter-related.

  • Part 2: What Is Teaching?

    Visit the Metaphorically Speaking Web site: http://www.learner.org/workshops/nextmove/metaphor/. Read the introductory paragraph and click on “read more about metaphors for teaching.” Next, read at least three metaphors about teaching by clicking on “Teaching Metaphors from Broadcasts” or “View Metaphors from Other Teachers.” Choose one or two that are meaningful to you, and write your own metaphor about teaching.