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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDU3011 Philosophy of Education

Philosophy of Education is designed to promote deep inquiry into the development of philosophical ideas of education over time, how these ideas were shaped by historical settings, and how they influence our beliefs and practices in education today. Each exploration will start with a vignette of a classroom that illustrates the best practice in a class if one held a certain set of beliefs. It continues with a historical introduction to the great foundational thinkers and current educational philosophers that adhere to each of the views explored. Through reading, journaling, synthesis papers, and discussion, students will explore the curriculum, pedagogy, role of the teacher, role of the school, and design of the school as reflected in each philosophical stance. In addition to text-book reading, each week students will be expected to grapple with original documents that are foundational to the philosophy being explored. In a seminar discussion, students will present their analysis to classmates. Students will conduct a literature review of a current education topic and will examine that topic through the lens of one of the philosophers studied. Students also will choose a book to read and discuss, and will view educational models through videos and on field trips. Students must have completed three courses at the 2000 level, one of them in the Social Science or Education discipline, with grades of C or higher, as prerequisites for this course. EDU 1031  , Introduction to Education, is also highly recommended as a prerequisite. Credits: 3.000

WRT 1012  Lecture Min Credits: 3.00