Philosophy of Education
We believe that all people are learners. A fundamental element of human nature is the process of adapting to new experiences in such a way as to improve the condition of self and others. With this in mind, we believe that learning is a perpetual circumstance whether it is pursued intentionally or occurs unintentionally. We believe education is holistic. Effective education includes the cognitive, affective, behavioral, and spiritual domains of a person. It is important for the learner to experience opportunities in each of these areas consistently. We believe that although all people learn, individual learners are unique. People can engage different learning styles as a general way of processing data. People also can adapt to and utilize different styles based on the unique conditions of learning experiences. As a result, we believe that educators must be sensitive to some uniqueness while teaching in a general context. We believe education can be conducted through a variety of means. People are able to learn in a classroom setting, through practical field experiences, and through distance learning platforms, among many other means of education.
We believe educators are responsible to establish relevant learning outcomes for those who participate in their educational experiences. It is important for educators to assess how effectively these outcomes are being achieved in order to improve and enhance the effectiveness of their work in the future.