Mar 23, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HU 4300 - Philosophy of Education

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
As sustained reflection on the nature and aims of education, the philosophy of education has traditionally been part of the preparation of teachers. Its broader significance has risen with increased recognition of the bearing of questions of education on multiple domains of social concern. The course will consider questions of more general interest than those encountered in the professional education of teachers. Topics include: the relation of education to schooling, the tension between preparation for work and preparation for citizenship, the boundaries of educational authority, educational access, and grading and testing. Special Topics may include issues peculiar to higher education and instructional and communication technology. (prereq: none) 
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Analyze the nature and goals of education
  • Describe the relation of education to schooling, the tension between education for work and for citizenship, educational access, concepts of teaching, and the nature of grading and testing

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Course Topics
  • Course introduction and classical thinker
  • Rousseau, Dewey and Peters
  • Freire, Aristotle and Rousseau
  • Dewey and Sen
  • Hoffe, Feinberg and Callan
  • Mill and Gutmann
  • Howell, Strike and Friedman
  • Crouch, Brighouse and Green
  • Gutmann, Jencks and Kupperman
  • McGlaughlin, Wolff and Curren
  • Exams

Dr. Jon Borowicz

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