EDUC 311 Foundations of Education

Started on January 1, 1970

3 hours
What we teach, why we teach, and how we teach are always informed, by the philosophical, historical, social, and legal foundations which serve as the underpinning for our professional actions as educators. This course will, therefore serve to facilitate a clearer, and explicit, understanding of those foundation. Our goal then is twofold: to come to a greater understanding of the philosophical, historical, and legal foundations of American education, and to come to evaluate those foundations with a view towards developing our own personal professional self-reflective philosophy of education. Thus, while this course will offer the student the opportunity to appropriate the relevant historical, philosophical, legal facts/concepts available in a “foundations” course in American education, the primary goal of the course is to facilitate the critically reflective development of a coherent philosophy of education. Field experience required.