Courses Catalogue

Philosophy Of Education

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

Course Description

 Philosophy of Education is a systematic reflection upon the variety of activities and practices by which we seek to impart knowledge and information and develop human capacities.  As such, it involves sustained inquiry into  the aims or goals of the educational process, (2) the most effective means to attain those goals (teaching methods), and (3) the proper content or subject matter of education (the curriculum).  Further, since education concerns the set of processes by which young people are introduced to and brought into participation in their culture and society, educational philosophy necessarily includes (4) reflections about the role of individuals in the social and political order

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course will introduce learners to major philosophers and theories in  four main themes (1) educational aims, (2) teaching and educational method, (3) educational content, and (4) the social and political ramifications of education.  Philosophical implications of education, problems and issues in educational theory and how those issues work out in educational practice.

COURSE AIM

Develop learners understanding of the nature of education and toreflect  on the knowledge of the most prominent educational theories and how their philosophies can be applied in education today.  Specifically, the course will enable learners to examine the meaning of philosophy and philosophy of education, Branches of philosophy, Major education theories and its practical implications.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course unit, students should be able to;

  • Define the concept of philosophy and its implications to education.
  • Explain the general concepts of philosophy to the field of education.
  • Discuss the philosophy concepts of teaching and learning.
  • Apply philosophical theories to understand educational problems

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