Fall 2018 - EDUC 921 G001

Seminar in Philosophy and Educational Theory (3)

Class Number: 1962

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 4:30 PM – 9:20 PM
    EDB 7505, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Charles Bingham
    1 778 782-6578



Philosophical examination of issues related to the school as an educational institution with social and political connections. Issues examined include: the education/training distinction; the justification of education; compulsory curriculum; freedom and authority in education; equality of educational opportunity; legal-moral questions central to educational administration; teachers'/parents'/students' rights and duties; accountability; and the logic of decision-making. Students with credit for EDUC 831 may not take this course for further credit.

Graduate Studies Notes:

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Registrar Notes:

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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