Personal Philosophy of Education

   Using your five chapter summaries (i.e., your journals which synthesized the key points of each chapter) as a point of departure, generate a seven paragraph essay encompassing your personal philosophy of education. This should represent a culmination of your learning in this course and a synthesis of your current knowledge as an educator. Your final paper must include:

    An introduction in which you reflect on your learning and the major focus points of the course
    Five body paragraphs comprising each of your chapter summaries
    A conclusion that encompasses the essence of your foundational beliefs as an educator and how they will inform your teaching and learning in the future

For support in writing a capstone essay, use this sample as a reference.

Writing the Final Paper

    Must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center.
    Must include a title page with the following:
        Title of paper
        Student’s name
        Course name and number
        Instructor’s name
        Date submitted
    Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
    Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
    Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
    Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in theWriting Center.
    Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the  Writing Center.