In a recent course on planning for instruction and assessment, I came across a word that was new to me - scrupling. The word scrupling was used by Ursula Franklin in the educational context when she discussed the philosophy that guides the learning academy she created. Franklin's argument is that our democracy is at risk in North America, and that educators need to regularly reflect on and discuss their own scruples. Expanding upon Franklin's concept of scrupling, I am able to articulate my own philosophy of educational design as follows:

The primary goal of education should be to create a community of learners who can connect knowledge from across disciplines by fostering a spirit of inquiry, a respect for democracy and a desire to achieve social justice.

To read more about the research that supports my philosophy, open this link.