Spring 2020 - EDUC 250 D100
Studies in the History of Education in the Western World (3)
Class Number: 2952
Delivery Method: In Person
A study of major trends in educational practice from antiquity to the present. May be applied towards the certificate in liberal arts. Breadth-Humanities/Social Sciences.
This course is especially designed to introduce the foundations of education to undergraduates seeking entry to teacher credential programs and are striving to become reflective practitioners, but it is a course particularly suitable for any student interested in the history of educational theory and practice in Western culture. The focus of the course will be on ways in which contemporary educational theory and practice have emerged from the past.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
The educational goals of the course will be to help familiarize students on the whys and ways in which contemporary educational theory and practice have emerged from the past in the history of Western Culture.
- Written Reflections (10 x 4%) 40%
- Quizzes (12; 10 best will count towards final grade x 3%) 30%
- Term paper 30%
Class participation is not optional. One half of a mark will be lost for every late arrival and early departure, and one full mark will be deducted for each absence. For excused absences, arrangements may be made with instructor to make up for lost marks.
No required text for this course
Tarnas, Richard (1991). The passion of the Western mind: Understanding the ideas that have shaped our world view. New York: Ballantine Books.
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