Courses Catalogue

Philosophy Of Education

COURSE CODE: EDF 1201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Education (Mathematics) - B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

Matter of Philosophical Thought      (5 Hours)                                

·         Definition and characteristics of philosophy.

·         Definition of philosophy of education.

·         Relevance of philosophy to education.

The Branches of Philosophy    (7 Hours)                                         

·         Metaphysics.

·         Epistemology.

·         Axiology.

Major types of philosophical systems in education  (9 Hours)

Idealism

·         What is Idealism?

·         Basic nature of man according to the idealists.

·         Idealism and education.

·         Plato and the Platonic approach to education.

Naturalism (11 Hours)

·         What is naturalism?

·         What is the basic nature of man according to the naturalists?

·         Knowledge, values according to naturalists.

·         Naturalism and education.

·         Ronssean and education according to nature, Ronssean and his child-centered education.

·         Advantages and disadvantages of Ronssean’s education

     Spencer’s education for complete living;

·         Spencer and Education.

·         Spencer’s education methods.

Pragmatism (13 Hours)

·         What is Pragmatism?

·         Themes of Pragmatism.

·         Nature of reality according to pragmatists.

·         Basic nature of man according to pragmatists.

·         Knowledge/epistemology according to pragmatist.

·         Value/axiology according to pragmatists.

·         Pragmatists and education.

·         Deway John’s social theory.

·         Aims of education according to Dewey.

·         Dewey and knowledge.

·         The education process according to John Dewey.

·         The education methods according to Deway John.

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Documentaries

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes