Courses Catalogue

Philosophy Of Education

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Education (Mathematics) - B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Required Readings


Aggarwal, J.C. (2000). Theory and Principle of Education; Philosophical

and Sociological Basis of Education; New Delhi, 4th Edition. Vikas Publishing House PVT Ltd.

Akimpelu, T.A. (1981).  An Introduction to Philosophy of Education;

London, Macmillan Education Ltd.

Biesta, G. (2012). Philosophy of Education for the Public Good: Five challenges and an agenda. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 44(6), 581-593.


Harðarson, A. (2012). Why the Aims of Education Cannot Be Settled. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 46(2), 223-235.


Carr, D. (2003). Making Sense of Education: An introduction to the philosophy and theory of education and teaching. New York: RoutlegeFalmer


Carr, D. (2003). The complex role of the teacher.Making Sense of Education: An introduction to the philosophy and theory of education and teaching (pp. 35-50). London: RoutledgeFalmer.


Gutek, G. (2009). New perspectives on philosophy and education. Upper Saddle River: Pearson.

Corovitz, Samuel (1969). Philosophical Analysis, An Introduction to its

Language and Techniques; Toronto, Random House Inc.

Hodgson, N. (2010). What Does It Mean to Be an Educated Person? Journal of Philosophy of Education, 44(1), 109-123.

Hurley, P. (2005). A Concise Introduction to Logic.9th Edition. Boston: Cengage Learning.

Martin, C. (2013). On the Educational Value of Philosophical Ethics for Teacher Education: The Practice of Ethical Inquiry as Liberal Education. Curriculum Inquiry, 43(2), 189-209.

Neill, A.S. (1982). Summerhill (Selection). In S.M. Cahn (Ed.). Classic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Education (pp. 368-376). New York: McGraw-Hill. 3)

O’Concern, D.J. (1980).An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education.London, Routledge and Keegan Paul Ltd.

Phillips, D. C. (2010). What is Philosophy of Education? In R. Bailey, Barrow, R., Carr, D., McCarthy, C. (eds). The SAGE Handbook of Philosophy of Education. London: SAGE.

Tanaja, V.R. (2001). Education Thought and Practice; New Delhi, Sterling

Publishers Private Ltd. 

Tubbs, N. (2005). Philosophy in Education and Education in Philosophy. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 39(2), 189-216.

vanGelder, T. (2005). Teaching Critical Thinking: Some Lessons from Cognitive Science.College Teaching, 53(1), 41-6.