EDU101 : Foundations of Education

Course Overview

Course Synopsis

The purpose of this course is to help Student Teachers recognize the worth of the foundations of education, and examine their role and significance in the whole process of education in Pakistan. Student Teachers will develop a comprehensive understanding of the terms foundations and education in light of the various ideological, philosophical, psychological, sociological, and historical perspectives that have influenced education. Foundations are essentially basic ways of thinking about schooling and the formal processes of education. The course will inform them about the influence of social forces, such as politics, social structure, culture, history, and economics, on the selection of content, the methods of teaching, and the aims of education. Student Teachers will examine the classical and contemporary philosophical perspectives on education, the significance of societal culture and its social structure in education, and how education in return strengthens both, as well as the significance of psychology in the teaching-learning process. The main goal of the course is to understand the value and worth of the philosophical, sociological, psychological, and historical disciplines and their influence on framing the perspective of education.

Course Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, Student Teachers will understand the following:

  • The concepts of foundations and education
  • The influence of the disciplines that constitute the foundations of education on educational thought and practice
  • The interaction of the social, political, and economic structures of Pakistani society
  • How social structure and culture cause individual action
  • How these structures and cultures interact with the disciplines of the Foundations and actually bear on instruction
  • Student Teachers will be able to:Differentiate between the various schools of thought that have influenced education on the whole and education in Pakistan in particular
  • Student Teachers will be able to: Explain the idea of education and the social and philosophical influences on it
  • Student Teachers will be able to:Evaluate the social structure of Pakistani society and the role of education in strengthening it.


Course Calendar

TopicLectureResourcePage
Introduction to Foundations of Education (Topic 1 to 5)1
Ideological Foundations of Education - 1 (Topic 6 to 10)2
Ideological Foundations of Education - 2 (Topic 11 to 15)3
Philosophical Foundations of Education - 1 (Topic 16 to 21)4
Philosophical Foundations of Education - 2 (Topic 22 to 27)5
Philosophical Foundations of Education - 3 (Topic 28 to 33)6
Philosophical Foundations of Education - 4 (Topic 34 to 39)7
Philosophical Foundations of Education - 5 (Topic 40 to 44)8
Philosophies of Education (Topic 45 to 50)9
Quiz No. 1
Philosophies of Education (Application) - 1 (Topic 51 to 56)10
Philosophies of Education (Application) - 2 (Topic 57 to 62)11
Postmodernism (Topic 63 to 68)12
Assignment No. I
Psychological Foundations of Education - 1 (Topic 69 to 73)13
Psychological Foundations of Education - 2 (Topic 74 to 79)14
Psychological Foundations of Education - 3 (Topic 79 to 83)15
Psychological Foundations of Education - 4 (Topic 84 to 88)16
Gagne''s Heirarchy of Learning (Topic 89 to 95)17
Psychological Foundations of Education - 5 (Topic 96 to 100)18
Quiz No. 2
Psychological Foundations of Education - 6 (Topics 101 to 106)19
Psychological Foundations of Education - 7 (Topic 107 to 111)20
Psychological Foundations of Education - 8 (Topic 112 to 116)21
Psychological Foundations of Education - 9 (Topic 117 to 122)22
Mid- Term Exam
Sociological Foundations of Education - 1 (Topic 123 to 127)23
Sociological Foundations of Education - 2 (Topic 128 to 134)24
Bernstien & Labelling Theory (Topic 135 to 140)25
Historical Foundations of Education - 1 (Topic 141 to 145)26
Historical Foundations of Education - 2 (Topic 146 to 150)27
Quiz no. III
Historical Foundations of Education - 3 (Topic 151 to 155)28
Historical Foundations of Education - 4 (Topic 156 to 160)29
Historical Foundations of Education - 5 (Topic 161 to 165)30
Historical Foundations of Education - 6 (Topic 166 to 170)31
Educational Conference 1947 - 1 (Topic 171 to 175)32
Educational Conference 1947 - 2 (Topic 176 to 181)33
Assignment No 2
National Education Commission 1959 (Topic 182 to 193)34
National Education Policy 1970 (Topic 194 to 198)35
National Education Policy 1972 (Topic 199 to 207)36
National Education Policy 1978 (Topic 208 to 213)37
National Education Policy 1992 (Topic 214 to 219)38
National Education Policy 1998 (Topic 220 to 226)39
Problems & Issues in Education Topic (227 to 235)40
Quiz No. IV
Education for All & Environmental Education - 1 (Topic 236 to 240)41
Education for All & Environmental Education - 2 (Topic 241 to 245)42
Trends & challenges in Education - 1 (Topic 246 to 250)43
Trends & challenges in Education - 2 (Topic 251 to 260)44
Trends & challenges in Education - 3 (Topic 261 to 266)45
Final Term Exam
 
 
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