EDF 7545: Philosophy of Education
Course Description for Philosophy of Education
Philosophy of Education
Co-requisite: EDA 7420
Description: This course is an investigation into the basic assumptions and ideas of education, human nature, and human society, with emphases upon the epistemological, ethical, and value dimensions of education to address questions in and about pedagogy, education policy, and curriculum, as well as the processes of learning, teaching, and leadership. Students will engage in thoughtful analysis of relevant theoretical and empirical literatures regarding personal and formal philosophies and apply that literature to (1) issues of professional practice within their current and/or future professional settings, and (2) their own proposed empirical work (e.g., the doctoral dissertation). This course is a co-requisite with EDA 7420 Foundations of Research in Educational Leadership.