Read the article A Portrait of the Teacher as Friend and Artist: The Example of Jean-Jacques Rousseau by Hunter McEwan (2011) from the Ashford University Library.
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As you take notes while reading this article, think about the importance of understanding the philosophy behind taking general education courses and how your courses have taught you to think more critically, build character, and become more open-minded to cultural differences, thereby paving the way for you to be successful in the career field you have chosen.
For this discussion you will address the following prompts:
- Describe at least three ways a person can teach by example according to the article and provide a personal example in which you have demonstrated this concept.
- Explain how “teaching by example” influences the development of ethical and moral reasoning as well as cultural sensitivity and awareness.
- “Rousseau categorically denies the educational power of example” (p. 513). Explain your agreement or disagreement with Rousseau’s philosophy of education as it applies to your experience in gaining knowledge.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length