Catalogue 2019 - 2020

ED 530 Philosophy of Education


3 cr.


Graduate standing.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide an introduction to some of the major philosophical approaches to education, including theories of multicultural education. While exploring a number of schools of philosophy and their implications for education, students will be encouraged to examine each approach in terms of their own experiences. Critical thinking and clarification of a personal philosophy of education are fundamental to the course. Students will analyze the social and cultural elements that have had an impact on education in the modern world, including issues of ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, and religion. The conservative and dynamic functions of education will also be considered. Students will be assessed by examinations, class presentations, and written assignments.