HomeΦιλοσοφια: International Journal of Philosophyvol. 18 no. 2 (2017)

TEACHING LOGIC: AN EXAMINATION OF A CLASSROOM PRACTICE

Juan Rafael G. Macaranas

 

Abstract:

This paper constitutes my philosophy of teaching. I aim to model self-examination of teaching practice with the use of philosophical actionresearch. I use the method of triangulation and a mix of qualitative and quantitative data to validate and to strengthen my assertions. The analysis was grounded on empirical information, relevant current literature, and reflection. I argue that self-examination of practice is a worthy exercise for educators. When conducted systematically, self-examination efforts should not be regarded as merely subjective. It can be harnessed as a tool to improve an educator’s academic performance and personal wellbeing. It should rather be viewed as a basic or foundational discipline to sustain one’s growth and love for teaching. The reflections on experience, insights, and the external validation one gathers in the process are worth the challenge. An examined life becomes worth living.