Fall 2019 - EDUC 833 G001
Social and Moral Philosophy in Education (5)
Class Number: 1102
Delivery Method: In Person
An in-depth study of the ethical foundations of education. Areas in education where ethical questions arise are identified and elucidated. Classical and modern moral positions are examined for their adequacy as theories of moral justification. The topics include the value of education, freedom and equality, and moral and values education.
Times: Thursdays 4:30pm-9:20
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Inquiry into the nature of the contemporary world characterized by multiplicity and complexity of worldviews/paradigms, modus vivendi, and the associated challenges.
- Inquiry into the aims, scope, and possibilities of moral agency.
- Examination of models, tools, and resources for transformation of the moral self.
- Bi-weekly reading reflection and discussion essays to be posted online 35%
- Seminar leadership and participation 35%
- Final Paper 30%
Details and evaluation criteria will be discussed in class.
Martin Buber, I and Thou.
Charles Bingham and Alexander Sidorkin, No Education Without Relation.
Other readings (journal articles and book chapter excerpts) will be made available to students.
Graduate Studies Notes:
Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.
SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.
Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS