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Phase 1: Philosophy of Education


It is the responsibility of your team to reflect upon the purpose of education and develop an Armaiti Island Philosophy of Education to guide all of your subsequent decision-making about educational environments and practices (Phase #2 & Phase #3). 


Because this document may be no more than one page, it is of paramount importance that your team discuss your thoughts about the ultimate purpose of education and the underlying beliefs that will support that purpose.  You will be assisted in this endeavor by a set of readings and a template will be provided for your Philosophy of Education statement.


To begin, consider two central questions.

We shall not cease
from exploration
and the end of
all our exploring
will be to arrive
where we started
and to know the place
for the first time.
T.S. Eliot