Certified in Philosophy of Education

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This diploma program is designed to introduce educators and professionals with a wide variety of interests to the study of philosophy and education. In addition to the required 12 points in Philosophy and Education courses, students may use their electives to develop an area of educational interest (e.g., educational policy, curriculum and teaching, developmental psychology, etc.) and to develop an area of philosophical interest (e.g., ethics, social philosophy, philosophical anthropology, etc.)

 

What Will You Learn?

  • Education has primarily focused on what to learn rather than how to learn. Philosophy of Education is an inherent extension of epistemology (Theory of Knowledge) and the continuing debate of how we know and what we know. This course considers the validity and the utility of concepts and methods used in Educational Theory and Practice. It also analyses what is only Education-so-called and a threat to real education. The students focus on the educational agendas around the world.

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Course Curriculum

Module 1

  • Philosophy and Education
  • The Need for Philosophy of Education
  • The Nature and Purposes of Education
  • The Justification of Education
  • Towards a Definition of Quality in Education

Module 2

  • Theories of Teaching and Learning
  • On the Properties of The Student and The Teacher
  • The Capacity to Learn
  • The Measurement of Learning
  • Motivation and Classroom Management
  • Cultivating Reason
  • Moral Education
  • Knowledge, Truth and Learning
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Module 3

  • An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish
  • Liberal Education and the Nature of knowledge
  • Multicultural Education
  • What is the Dialogical Method of Teaching?
  • Dialectical Argument in Philosophy of Education
  • Between the Lines: Philosophy, Text & conversation
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