ED102 Unit 1 Assessment: Recognizing and Speaking to Different Philosophies of E
ED102 Unit 1 Assessment: Recognizing and Speaking to Different Philosophies of Education. (40 points)
What/Why: In this assessment, you will identify and distinguish between schools of philosophy of education based on their key features, attributes, and roots in general philosophical orientations.
This assessment is related to the following course goals and objectives:
Ø Make sense of classroom situations and the social, political, economic, and philosophical forces that influence them.
Ø Written and Oral Communication
This task has 2 parts:
i. Create a school: Name your school, state what philosophy of education this school adheres to. Write a mission statement for a school that reflects the chosen philosophy of education. (Short and to the point – 1 paragraph)
ii. Write a cover letter applying to this school. In your cover letter, make 5 strong clear statements about why you are a good fit for this school based on key features of their philosophy of education. The Cover Letter should be no more than 2-3 pages double spaced.
Begin your letter using the template below.
Dear (name of ) School:
I am writing today to apply for the position of ______ grade teacher at your school. I believe I am a great fit for your school because of my strong alignment with your philosophy of education as reflected in your mission.
School Description and
the letter correctly identifies key
features and attributes of the
stated philosophy of
education. (18 pts)
Clear statements linking
your beliefs with the beliefs
and the mission of the
school. Includes sufficient
relevant details to support
claims and content aligns
with selected philosophy of
Exceptionally strong control
of standard conventions of
writing/proof of editing. (4