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EDUC500 - Philosophy of Education


This course explores the underlying principles and philosophical foundations of teaching and education and examines how teachers function on the basis of a set of assumptions and beliefs regarding what they teach, how they teach, and to what end they teach. Candidates will consider the origin, tensions and arguments surrounding the character of American education. They will also explore their own assumptions and gain a critical understanding of the philosophical foundations by entering into conversation with others that have also engaged in a deep exploration of the perennial human questions as they pertain to the conceptualization and practice of education. Prominent philosophies that underlie current educational thought and practice of education/teaching are also examined.






Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
10/29/18 - 03/29/19 04/01/19 - 07/21/19 Spring 2019 Session A - 16 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 10/20/19 Summer 2019 Session A - 16 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Philosophical, Ideological, and Theoretical Perspectives on Education, 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9780132852388
Publication Info: Pearson
Author: Gerald L. Gutek
Unit Cost: $106.22
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A