EDT 574: Philosophy of Education

Synonym:

63843 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Thomas Julius

Credits:

3

Seats:

24

Semester:

Fall 2009

Meeting Schedule:

Fridays 9/4 - 12/18 (1:30PM-3:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education
Required of and restricted to Integrated Learning Elementary and Early Childhood certification students through August 13, open to other Education students on August 14.

An evolving philosophy of education can guide decision making, help determine methodology, and become a source of inspiration and renewal for the teacher. This course will focus on developing a personal philosophy of education through a process of research, reflection and discussion. We will survey major changes in educational thought from 500 B.C. to the present. This historical perspective will form the basis for the students? personal search for a philosophy of education appropriate for today.