Philosophy of Education
This course is a critical survey of various philosophical views of education, their similarities and differences, in the way leading philosophers and educators define the purpose of 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. It attempts to show the invaluable position of philosophy in understanding and creating educational theories. And ultimately, it will survey specific application of these philosophic views among philosophers and educators throughout the history of education.