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:

  1. An introduction in which you reflect on your learning and the major focus points of the course
  2. Five body paragraphs comprising each of your chapter summaries
  3. 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

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Writing the Final Paper The Final Paper

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

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