Summer 2023 - EDUC 230 OL01
Introduction to Philosophy of Education (3)
Class Number: 4662
Delivery Method: In Person
Provides prospective teachers and others interested in education an opportunity to examine a variety of educational problems from a philosophical perspective. The central concern of the course is to elucidate the nature of education as a phenomenon distinct from such activities as training, schooling, and socialization. May be applied towards the certificate in liberal arts. Breadth-Humanities.
This course invites students to the heart of philosophical practice, namely reflection and dialogue. Through this practice, participants will examine critically the forms of education that disempower and discourage learners by colonizing learners’ attention, deadening their aliveness and sensibility, and turning learners into “consumers” in all aspects and arenas of life. Participants will be encouraged and empowered to reimagine and recalibrate what it is to be educated.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
This course aims at the participants coming away from the learning journey with a sense of having become wiser about one’s personal, professional, and civic life.
- Weekly Online Reflection & Dialogue 50%
- Essay 40%
- Letter to Dialogue Partners 10%
No textbooks. All readings and course materials will be made available through Canvas.
Any supplementary or recommended readings and course materials will be provided through Canvas.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
SFU’s Academic Integrity website 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
Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.