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Title: PHIL 270-01, Philosophy of Education, Spring 2008
Authors: Shade, Patrick A.
Keywords: Philosophy, Department of;Syllabus;Curriculum;Academic departments;Text;2008 Spring
Issue Date: 2-Apr-2008
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College
Series/Report no.: Syllabi CRN
Abstract: This course explores the philosophical dimensions of education. These include issues and questions in epistemology (what is knowledge? how fully does this define the goal of education?), ethics (what values if any should guide the process of educating a person? who has the right to determine the content of education?), and metaphysics (what is a human person? do we educate the whole person or just a part, e.g., the mind or soul?). We will also consider the practical and political ramifications of these positions, especially as they manifest themselves in our local community. The course includes a service-learning component that requires you to actively participate in an educational environment other than the college. Service activities should sharpen your understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of implementing different pedagogical philosophies.
Description: This syllabus was submitted to the Rhodes College Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor
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