A Bookshelf Full of Antique Books

The Philosophical Mind And The Artistic Mindset.




A Bookshelf Full of Antique Books
A bookshelf full of antique books

Often with teaching, comes many different perspectives and different philosophies in going about instruction. Through generations, we have learned to implement our feelings and thoughts in the way we teach in order to bond and find meaning in the lessons we’re learning. Overtime there have been many theories and philosophies that have been crafted into making what is today’s educational system. While each of these have their own flaws and have been proven to be contradictory towards one another, it’s important to note that while these philosophies were developed during their certain time periods, that these were all purposed for the curriculum in today’s time.

Philosophy in an Artistic Mind

When I began my journey with writing, I would, like most writer, would imitate writers in the specific field that I was trying to write. I would always try and mix it in with the likings of my words to make it into a original piece. However, using that mindset, would only get me so much and so little progress. I then began to write in the form of “expressionism”, detailing the little things in life around me and turning it into a story in where the narrator could resonate. For awhile, this had helped me establish a voice within myself, being able to write without having to worry about copyrighting. However, there was one underling factor in which had stopped me and that was the “programmed curriculum” in which we’re supposed to write in.

Like most students, we go to school to be educated and learn about a certain subject or topic. However, the more years we spend learning through that specific teaching, the more we become accustomed in teaching through that style. So much so, that any other way would be deemed unnecessary. Fulkerson in the “Composition at the Turn of The Twenty Century” highlights the “frustration” in the modernity of composition studies: how with every generations puts a challenge in how the literature is supposed to be taught and the way on how this might affect future english teachers and writers. This is not something new as movements such as the LGBTQ and Social Rights have entered the field of writing and is playing a affect on how english should be viewed. The question that should be posed now is: How might we go about these recent developments and how can we teach the young minds about writing?


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