Department Education Studies
Level Undergraduate Level 2
Module leader Dr Emma Williams
Credit value 15
Module duration 10 weeks
Assessment 100% coursework
Study location University of Warwick main campus, Coventry
This module will develop your knowledge of the subject of philosophy and extend your understanding of philosophy’s role within education. You will examine different accounts of the methods and purposes of philosophy, and engage with different traditions of thought, in a way that will enable you to think critically and reflectively about the educational value of philosophy.
The module is interdisciplinary, and it includes both theoretical and practical components. It explores the way an understanding of philosophical debates can help address problems in education, teaching and learning. You will also have the opportunity to design, run and reflect on your own practical teaching activity on this module. This will enable you to develop teaching skills, and skills in communicating philosophical ideas to non-specialist and wider audiences.
Principal Module Aims and Outcomes
- To critically investigate different methods of enquiry used in philosophy and different traditions of philosophical thinking.
- To critically analyse contemporary approaches to philosophy in schools and consider alternatives.
- To explore how practical issues and experience in education can shed new light on philosophical concepts and debates.
- To examine how an understanding of philosophical assumptions about thinking, learning and teaching can assist in teaching subjects.
- To examine how an understanding of the philosophical assumptions behind school curricula can assist and enhance pupil learning.
- To use established methods and techniques proficiently, to review and consolidate literature, formulate arguments, and create examples and illustrations.
|Lectures||9 sessions of 1 hour (6%)|
|Seminars||9 sessions of 2 hours (12%)|
|Tutorials||(0%)||1 session of 15 minutes|
|Practical classes||1 session of 3 hours (2%)|
|Private study||120 hours (80%)|
|1000 Word Reflective Assignment||15%|
|2000 Word Essay||85%|