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.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|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 2XXX (3), For TRU-BA only.||2010/09/01 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|
|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 -|