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 Content and Outline

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