Philosophy of Education

Course Description

This course is designed to show the important influence of educational philosophy on different philosophical theories. All educators and educational investigators should be equipped with a knowledge base of Western and Chinese educational philosophies in order to seek a correct educational orientation. The course will cover topics such as the definition of philosophy and education, their relationships and their basic problems, with a systematic analysis, comparison and evaluation of various schools of educational philosophies, studying their advantages, disadvantages and their influences on teaching. Other topics include analysis of educational concepts, critique of educational philosophies, examination of classical educational doctrines, evaluation of modern educational problems and reflection on one's educational beliefs and aspirations.




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