Philosophical and Psycho-SocialFoundations of Education (ECS 716)
Term: 2009-2010 Fall Semester 1
Participants study the basic assumptions underlying educational goals, content, and process. They explore the relationship between knowledge, learners, and metacognition. The functioning of educational institutions in their social and cultural milieu is examined from anthropological and sociological perspectives. A school is viewed as a social system. Students examine the influences upon the educational enterprise of the stratification system, youth cultures, race, religion, language, and values. Practicum hours of directed field-based training required.