Philosophy of  Education (Science Education)
This course is a critical survey of various philosophical views on (science) education, their similarities and differences, in the way leading philosophers define the purpose of (science) education, the role of the teacher and the function of the school, the nature of the curriculum and assessment, the nature of the learner and the method of instruction. It also includes a personal clarification of one’s purpose of schooling, his/her role as a teacher, what s/he should teach, and by what method. And ultimately, it attempts to show the invaluable position of philosophy in understanding and creating educational theories (and at the same time provide a reflective position on the status of science as perceived today). (The course will also give emphasis on a philosophical reflection on the very nature of the human person since in education, the learner is the educand and the teacher is the educator).