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If our degree were divided into two parts, namely education and philology, which one would be better for us as professionals?
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Education would be better for us as professionals.


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I agree with Leonardo when he says that we are not just English teachers, we are teachers. If we only know how to teach English, we will only be covering a very small part of students' needs. A good teacher can teach any area.

 
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Content is not the only relevant part of lesson planning. When we prepare a class, we need to develop many different skills, like research, social interaction, technology use; among others.

 
Narly Pardo
Apr 28, 2016
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Something we have to take into account before choosing a degree is what are we gonna do once we finish our studies. Job offer is a tricky business in the current globalized world. As people who need to find a job and grow in it it, is a much wider posibility to find one in the Education field. Nodadays' supply and demand is bigger as to what teachers concern; we need more people willing and able to teach since population grows thtrough time and education is something that must be for everyone.

 
Andrs Reyes
Apr 28, 2016
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The education as a social way of construction of society.

The education as a current role in our daily life helps to develop the language as another tool in the society. Also, Teaching in the society can guide the labour of the new learners and the new citizens in the country. The first step to be a citizen is through the Education. We can teach the values and the rules of the society that we live.

 
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Society needs Educators! That's it! As educators, not only do we have the mission of sharing our knowledge, but we also serve our community and country by contributing their time and talents. Help students understand their full potential
“I was brought up with unconditional love and that inspires me to this day to not be afraid to love with all I have. Anything I can share with my students to help them be more successful—anything—I don’t care what it is, I will do it. Whether it’s morals or math or motion—I just want to give them every tool I possess. I want my students to see the beauty and the value in themselves, and find the strength and confidence to journey down the path they were created to walk and give it all they have.” - Sharon Patelsky teaches Physical Education at Everglades Elementary School in West Palm Beach, FL

 
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Rebuttal to: Alberto Sebastian Galvis Ramirez Show

First of all, grammar: "Philologist have"? Come on!

Even if they have more cultural knowledge, what they learned in college is still limited to the language, while teachers have to learn many other different areas.

 
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Rebuttal to: Alejandro Rodríguez Castaño Show

Being a Philologist does not actually guarantee that you have a wider knowledge about giving explanations or discussing about language issues. The field is no longer concerned with literary interpretation but is instead concerned with deciphering texts and understanding language through texts. Besides, being a philologist does not teach you how to write well, i.e. Philologist have? (philologists have/ a philologist has)

 
Narly Pardo
Apr 28, 2016
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Rebuttal to: Amanda Aracely Show

Although it is true that studying the language in a deeper way will lead into a good knowledge of it, it doesn't mean that it will make us competitive for teaching it.That's why special training is given to those who are willing to become professors; teaching is an art and knowing about a subject doesn't mean we know how to pass the knowledge to others. This is the main reason why a degree that prepares educators is different from one that studies the field in its purest way. Social factors must be taken into account and learning how to deal with people and their special needs.

 
Andrs Reyes
Apr 28, 2016
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Rebuttal to: Yein Panche Gutiérrez Show

Before to get all of these kinds of knowledge or skills, you have also to know how to teach because the laboral market is so competitive and maybe the only option to work and growth as a individual is changing the perspectives of other students.

 
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Rebuttal to: Carlos Piedrahita Show

Even if they have more job areas, job opportunities are not necessarily more, because there are so many people who speak second languages, which is philology's main advantage.

Hernán, Hernán the phantom.

 
Andrs Reyes
Apr 28, 2016
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Rebuttal to: Alejandro Rodríguez Castaño Show

Although, you're right somehow, we have to know, teaching is one of the main constructive process to create the cultural background and also to prolong the created knowledge.

 
Narly Pardo
Apr 28, 2016
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Rebuttal to: Alberto Sebastian Galvis Ramirez Show

The fact that we are giving special importance to education doesn't necessarily mean that the part of language is going to be neglected. Both things can ve developed; specially they can be developed from the education point of view, so we will not only learn how to speak the language but focus on how to teach it. As to the quantity of job offers and people looking for jobs, it's something that happens with every single degree. It is a competitive world! The point is to find the balance that allows us to cover all needs from the exponentially growing pupulation all over the world.

 
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Rebuttal to: Carlos Piedrahita Show

whilst a philologist cares more about studying texts and literature, an educator cares more about sharing different kinds of knowledge (including texts and literature). Precisely, an educator is an educator because s/he has been proven being knowledgeable and that's a key point to have a good education within a society: good teachers with great capacities and good command of any knowledge area.

 
Narly Pardo
Apr 28, 2016
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As to what education concerns, nowadays necessities and current development of the field are in need of people willing to study it. In order for a society to grow, literacy is the main factor to help people become better citizens and develop critical thinking as for us to be able to contribute to the needs of a developing country in the globalized modern world. An educator is the most appropiate person to carry on this task because he or she is able not only to learn and know the language but to transmit this knowledge in the correct and most effective way. People need access to information and therefore, someone to facilitate it to them (pedagogized material, which makes knowledge easier to approach.)

 
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Philology would be better for us as professionals.


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Rebuttal to: Yein Panche Gutiérrez Show

I regret having written this

 
1 convinced
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Philologists have a deeper knowledge in cultural background of his language. It helps to give explanations about language issues more accurate.

 
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Since studying philology does not exclude the professional option of teaching, the job´s opportunities are wider due to the fact that not only teaching is an option but translation, interpretation, literary studies etc...



 
Carlos Piedrahita
Apr 28, 2016
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A philological approach would make student much more prepared in terms of linguistics and the history of the language. This would give them more tools to approach different jobs in different areas that go from literary translation to history and profesional writing.

 
Amanda Aracely
Apr 28, 2016
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A philologist has the opportunity to learn more issues about the language itself : historical, cultural etc. . It is not just the procces of how to teach it. If somenone has more knowledge about a topic, whatever, the person will be able to teach in an easier way.

 
Amanda Aracely
Apr 28, 2016
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Rebuttal to: Astrid Miladys Cruz Chávarro Show

We can help our community being a philologist, it isn't necessary to be a educator to help others.

 
Carlos Piedrahita
Apr 28, 2016
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Rebuttal to: Andrs Reyes Show

It is nessesary to have the knowledge to transmit it. If an educator don't know in depth what they are going to teach, they can't do it good enough and citizens won't have that good education.

 
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Rebuttal to: Yein Panche Gutiérrez Show

You don't need a whole major to achieve a good command of a second language. Hernán, Hernán the phantom.

 
Amanda Aracely
Apr 28, 2016
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Rebuttal to: Narly Pardo Show

Dealing with people and their special needs isn't necessary learned in a classroom. Sometimes, teachers cannot deal with this while other people from other areas can.

 
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Rebuttal to: Andrs Reyes Show

First of all, being a teacher is not the only way to change someone´s mind. You can help others growing regardless of your profession. Secondly, the mere act of studying a based education major does not always assure a job. Actually there are several educators who haven´t found their roll in the professional field, specially in public education.

 
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Rebuttal to: Astrid Miladys Cruz Chávarro Show

It is true that we as philologists have a deeper knowledge on culture. The degree "Licenciatura en Filología e Idiomas: Inglés" of the Universidad Nacional has plenty of subjects about cultural background, civilization 1 & 2, literature 1 & 2. That means 1 year learning about the culture of the language. If you prefer to learn English without context, Just go to any language institute.

 
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Our educational system shows that most of the language focused educational major teachers do not have a good proficiency of the language, the majority has only B1 or B2 proficiency of English, that is not enough. So, we could have plenty of teachers, but if those teachers do not have the level to continue the chain of education, we are stuck. In the end, we can study to be teachers who know English, or prepare ourselves to be English teachers!


 
It is better for research matters because philologist have more knowledge and command of the language, culture and style.

 
Rebuttal to: Narly Pardo Show

This is somewhat true, but it may cause an overflow of teachers who really don't know their subjet and whose command of the language is not optimal. Also, this bigger offer of teachers would make it more difficult to compete in the job market. And teachers will be paid less and less.

 
Rebuttal to: Yein Panche Gutiérrez Show

Research an be done by philologists as well, the use of TICs and social interaction can be learned in one semester. But the skills needed for being a good philologist are not so easy to acquire. Also, if you are going to be a teacher of English, nobody is going to ask you to teach anything but that. you are not just a teacher but a teacher of english...

 


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