EDT 545: Philosophy of Education and Change

Synonym:

85859 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Thomas Julius

Credits:

3

Seats:

18

Semester:

Fall 2012

Meeting Schedule:

TBA (TBA)

Description:

Competency Area: Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education

Philosophy of Education and Change looks at key philosophical influences on our American education system. This class helps students’ explore multiple perspectives in the quest to expand educational equity and opportunity for all, while respecting the uniqueness of each learner and the complexities inherent in institutional organization and change. As a result of this class, students’ will gain a better understanding of the antecedents of our current educational dilemmas and develop the capacity to more critically evaluate trends in the political and social context of education in the 21st century. students’ will look at the impact of systems thinking and systemic change theory on educational institutions and will use this knowledge to help them in their work as change agents and leaders in their schools and communities. Online course.