Sep 25, 2021  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 [Archived Catalog]

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EDCS 5010 - History & Philosophies of Education


Examines educational history and philosophy by approaching the two fields as interconnected social moments in a long conversation about the role and purposes of education in the United States. The social practice of education grows out of the explanatory constructs we hold about our history and several philosophical themes relevant to education. Themes include: (a) the various conceptions of human nature, (b) the relationship between the individual and the group or the citizen to the state, (c) the nature of the “good” life, and the nature of knowledge and the processes of knowing. Given that philosophies do not exist and are not created within a vacuum, explores how our history contextualizes the development of our philosophies, that in turn impact the way we develop and carry-out schooling. Also examines select non-western historical and philosophical legacies that impact how education was or was not accessible to historically marginalized peoples.

Requisites:
Credit Hours: 4
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 seminar
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Articulate one’s own informed philosophy of education, cognizant of its place within a historical context and conversation.
  • Become conversant with the major philosophical schools of thought as they address educational aims and practices.
  • Examine the history, philosophies and practices of education as they appear in selected non-western educational approaches, as well as how education or the lack thereof, was situated for historically marginalized peoples.
  • Understand the historical legacy of how the U.S. educational system developed and the natural connection between historical movements and attendant philosophies of education that arise.
  • Understand, synthesize and articulate the connections between history, philosophy and educational practice, in the past, present and into the future.



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