Spring 2020 - EDUC 833 G031
Social and Moral Philosophy in Education (5)
Class Number: 7351
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.
Jan 17, 18
Mar 6, 7
April 3, 4
Fridays, 4:30 – 9:00 pm
Saturdays, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
SFU Surrey Campus, Room 3240
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
This seminar in Moral Philosophy and Education is especially designed for the Environmental Education/Ecology Cohort, with a focus on critically examining our relationship with the earth and creatively considering how we may re-story, re-vision, and re-form this relationship. There are now many strong voices within the community of environmental thinkers and activists that insist that, while scientific-technological solutions to environment problems are important and we need to continue pursuing them, these are not sufficient, and there need to be different visions of reality and understanding of who we are as citizens of the world and denizens of this planet. We will consider the challenges we are facing as well as the nature of moral agency, as we enter the Anthropocene.
- Online dialogue 30%
- In-class participation & presentation 10%
- i-change project 60%
All the readings and other materials required for this course will be made available electronically to course participants.
See the above.
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