The course content may be structured in one of two ways, although these approaches need not be mutually exclusive, but could be combined in various proportions:
A combination of lecture and seminar. Some classes may involve formal lectures for the entire time (allowing time for questions), in which case a later session will allow discussion of the lecture and reading material. Other class sessions may involve a combination of informal lecture and structured discussion.
Evaluation will be based upon course objectives and will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy. The instructor will provide a written course outline with specific criteria for assessment during the first week of classes.
Any combination of the following totalling 100%:
|Essays||20% - 80%|
|Tests||20% - 50%|
|Instructor's general evaluation
quizzes, short assignments, etc.)
|10% - 20%|
The general objectives of the course are:
Specific learning outcomes: by the end of the course, successful students should be able to:
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students
Sample texts (one or more of the following):
Barrow, Robin and Ronald Woods. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education. (NY: Routledge, 2006).
Cahn, Steven. The Philosophical Foundations of Education. (NY: Harper and Row, 1970).
Carr, Wilfred. For Education: Towards Critical Educational Inquiry. (Buckingham: Open University Press, 1995).
De Nicolas, Antonio. Habits of the Mind: an Introduction to the Philosophy of Education. (NY: Paragon, 1989)
Gray, J. Glenn. The Promise of Wisdom: an Introduction to the Philosophy of Education. (NY: Harper and Row, 1968).
Gutek, Gerald. Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education: Selected Readings (NJ: Prentice Hall, 2005).
Hare, William and John Portelli. Philosophy of Education: Introductory Readings (Calgary: Detselig Enterprises, 1996).
Kane, Jeffrey. Education, Information, and Transformation: Essays on Learning and Thinking. (NJ: Merrill, 1999).
Kohli, Wendy. Critical Conversations in Philosophy of Education. (NY: Routledge, 1995).
Noddings, Nel. Philosophy of Education. (Boulder: West view Press, 2007).
O'Connor, D.J. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education. (London: Routledge, 1994).
Ozmon, Howard and Samuel Craver. Philosophical Foundations of Education. (NJ: Merrill, 2007).
Peters, R.S. The Philosophy of Education. (London: Oxford University, 1973).
Portelli, John and Sharon Bailin. Reason and Values: New Essays in Philosophy of Education. (Calgary: Detselig Enterprises, 1993).
Pratte, Richard. Philosophy of Education: Two Traditions. (Springfield: C.C. Thomas, 1992).
Winch, Christopher. Education, Autonomy and Critical Thinking. (NY: Routledge, 2006).
No prerequisite courses.
No corequisite courses.
No equivalent courses.
This course is not required for any other course.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU PHIL 1XXX (3)||2008/01/01 to -|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG PHIL 1XXX (3)||2012/01/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU EDUC 230 (3), B-Hum||2008/01/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU EDUC 2309 (3), OL||2011/01/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU EDUC 230 (3), OL||2008/01/01 to 2010/12/31|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU EDUC 2XX (3), For TRU-BA only.||2008/01/01 to 2010/08/31|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU EDUC 2XXX (3), For TRU-BA only.||2010/09/01 to -|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||No credit||2008/01/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||UBCO PHIL 2nd (3)||2008/01/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV PHIL 2nd (3)||2008/01/01 to -|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC HUMN 2XX (3)||2008/01/01 to -|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV PHIL 2XX (3)||2008/01/01 to -|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC PHIL 2XX (1.5)||2008/01/01 to -|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||VIU PHIL 2nd (3)||2008/01/01 to -|