The module overviews of the first two modules expose you to the various educational philosophies from the ancients of Plato, Aristotle, and Aquinas, through the modern and post- modern philosophical eras, to what you will discover in Module 3: Week 3 when you study educational theories of transmission and transformation. Since philosophy has its own terminology that can be foreign to education majors, this assignment is designed to help you identify this terminology of philosophy and define it. This chart thus becomes an invaluable tool for the remainder of the course as well as a benefit for a future career in education.

Complete the Vocabulary Chart Template using your reading assignments (i.e., the Gutek textbook and internet database searching). Definitions are to be technically specific to philosophy of education. Instead of copying the definition verbatim, paraphrase it in words that would be meaningful to someone new to the field of philosophy. Avoid using the term itself in the definition. The definition need not be lengthy but must be long enough to convey the full meaning.


The study of learning examines how individuals acquire and modify their knowledge, behaviors, skills, and beliefs. By understanding how learning occurs, exploring what motivates students to learn, and studying various learning theories, leaders can craft effective learning environments and teaching approaches based on the diverse needs of their learners. This assignment is designed to allow you to examine student-centered and constructivist approaches to learning in the context of a biblical worldview.

1) Watch the Literacy Lesson First Grade video.
2) Describe 3 different strategies the teacher used to facilitate student learning. Explain why each strategy was effective or ineffective.
3) If you were teaching this lesson what would you do differently?
4) Identify a scripture that aligns with the teaching strategies used in this lesson or your suggestions for improving the lesson. Explain why this scripture is relevant to your review of the lesson.

Write at least 100 words to describe and explain the effectiveness of each strategy. Write at least 100 words in response to question/prompts 3 and 4 above. At least one in-text citation from a course textbook and/or a scholarly journal article should be used to support the description/explanation of each strategy (at least one citation per strategy/explanation). At least one citation should be used to support the response to question/prompt 3 above. Responses must follow current APA format and the assignment must include a title page and reference page.