EDU601 : Philosophy of Education

Course Overview

Course Synopsis

Education in the classroom is bound to be a disaster without prior reflection on Theories of Knowledge and Theories of Education. Thus, definition, nature and scope of Epistemological and Academic essentials need to be de-lineated. Philosophy of Education is an inherent extension of epistemology (Theory of Knowledge) and the continuing debate of how we know and what we know. The course aims at familiarizing the students with philosophical perspectives in education in order.

Course Learning Outcomes

After studying this course, the students will be able to:

  • foster an awareness of how and why philosophy matters to education and schooling as to all human activities.
  • examine and clarify most deeply held philosophical assumptions underlying a range of practical concerns related to education and schooling.
  • subject these assumptions to critical analysis in the light of meaningful
  • enable each student to reflect on and develop the basis for her/his own coherent philosophy of education -- one rooted in the purposes and projects he/she values most as a human being.
  • enable the students to develop conceptual framework for their research.


Course Calendar

TopicLectureResourcePage
Introduction to philosophies of Education (Topic 1 to 11)1Handout2
Idealism & Plato (Topic 12 to 18)2Handout8
Plato''s Philosophy of Education (Topic 19 to 27)3Handout10
Plato''s Educational Impact - 1 (Topic 28 to 34)4Handout12
Plato''s Educational Impact - 2 (Topic 35 to 40)5Handout16
Emanuel Kant''s Philosophy - 1 (Topic 41 to 46)6Handout18
Quiz No. I
Emanuel Kant''s Philosophy - 2 (Topic 47 to 53)7Handout21
Emanuel Kant''s Philosophy - 3 (Topic 54 to 59)8Handout24
Emanuel Kant''s Philosophy - 4 (Topic 60 to 65)9Handout27
Emanuel Kant''s Philosophy - 5 (Topic 66 to 72)10Handout30
Emanuel Kant''s Philosophy & Realism (Topic 73 to 78)11Handout33
Assignment No. 1
Aristotle''s Philosophy - 1 (Topic 79 to 84)12Handout36
Aristotle''s Philosophy - 2 (Topic 85 to 90)13Handout40
Aristotle''s Philosophy - 3 (Topic 91 to 96)14Handout44
Rousseau''s Philosophy - 1 (Topic 97 to 104)15Handout48
Rousseau''s Philosophy - 2 (Topic 105 to 112)16Handout52
Rousseau''s Philosophy - 3 (Topic 113 to 120)17Handout57
Quiz no. II
Mortimer Adler''s Philosophy - 1 (Topic 121 to 126)18Handout62
Mortimer Adler''s Philosophy & Pragmatism (Topic 127 to 132)19Handout67
John Dewey''s Philosophy - 1 (Topic 133 to 138)20Handout71
John Dewey''s Philosophy - 2 (Topic 139 to 145)21Handout75
John Dewey''s Philosophy & Existentialism (Topic 146 to 152)22Handout79
Mid- Term Exam
Karl Jaspers Philosophy - 1 (Topic 153 to 160)23Handout83
Karl Jaspers Philosophy & Perennialism (Topic 161 to 167)24Handout88
Allan Bloom''s Philosophy - 1 (Topic 168 to 173)25Handout96
Allan Bloom''s Philosophy & Essentialism (Topic 174 to 178)26Handout100
William Bagley''s Philosophy - 1 (Topic 179 to 185)27Handout104
Assignment no. 2
William Bagley''s Philosophy & Progressivism (Topic 186 to 190)28Handout108
Jean Piaget''s Philosophy - 1 (Topic 191 to 199)29Handout112
Jean Piaget''s Philosophy - 2 (Topic 200 to 207)30Handout117
Maria Montessori''s Philosophy - 1 (Topic 208 to 213)31Handout122
Maria Montessori''s Philosophy - 2 (Topic 214 to 218)32Handout126
Maria Montessori''s Philosophy - 3 (Topic 219 to 223)33Handout129
Maria Montessori''s Philosophy - 3 (Topic 224 to 229)34Handout134
Quiz no III
Democratic Education (Topic 230 to 236)35Handout137
Classical Education - 1 (Topic 237 to 241)36Handout140
Classical Education - 2 (Topic 242 to 245)37Handout143
Home Schooling - 1 (Topic 246 to 251)38Handout146
Home Schooling - 2 (Topic 252 to 257)39Handout149
Home Schooling - 3 (Topic 258 to 263)40Handout153
Home Schooling - 4 (Topic 264 to 270)41Handout157
Quiz No. IV
Unschooling - 1 (Topic 271 to 276)42Handout162
Unschooling - 2 (Topic 277 to 281)43Handout166
Unschooling - 3 (Topic 282 to 286)44Handout169
Unschooling - 4 (Topic 287 to 292)45Handout173
Final Term Exam
 
 
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