Course GEDU 700
General Education course descriptions in the USF General Catalog online.
Objectives or Outcomes:
- Identify the different schools of philosophy through history that have influenced American education.
- Analyze the ontological, epistemological, and axiological approaches used by different educational philosophies.
- Present a critical analysis of a chosen educational philosopher from ancient, medieval, modern, or postmodern periods.
- Develop or improve computer skills needed to research in educational philosophy.
- Analyze and critique different educational philosophies operative in the current context of American education.
- Write a research theme chosen from among topics central to the development of educational philosophy.
- Issues and Concepts
- Eastern Philosophies/Religions
- Pragmatism & Reconstructionism
- Existentialism & Phenomenology
- Analytic Philosophy & Marxism
Criteria of Evaluation:
- Take and pass a learning assessment given at session.
- Write research paper on a particular philosophy of education.
- Oral presentation on a philosopher from the ancient, medieval, modern, or postmodern periods in regard to education.
- Participation in small and large group discussions
Required Books and Media:
Ozmon, H. A., and Craver, S. M. (2003). Philosophical foundations of education (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall [Merrill].
Wilson, J. (1963). Thinking with concepts. Cambridge: University Press.