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Philosophy of Education
EDST 207
Spring 2023 not offered

This course will explore central questions of philosophy of education such as: What does human flourishing entail? What is knowledge, how does it differ from belief, and how do we gain it? What is learning and what conditions make learning possible? What constitutes a teacher and what role should a teacher have? What should be learned and who should decide? What are the highest and most important aims of education? What does it mean for an education to be liberatory? What kind of education is needed in a democracy? We will seek perspectives from philosophers from traditions including transcendentalism, pragmatism, existentialism and critical theory, and class participants will be invited to articulate their own philosophies of education and to reflect on their educational experiences, placing them in conversation with our course readings. This course fulfills the Category 2 requirement for the Education Studies Major and Minor.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS EDST
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST-MN)(EDST)

Last Updated on JUL-18-2024
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