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EQ108 - Shadows and Lies: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education

  • Module code: EQ108
  • Module name: Shadows and Lies: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education
  • Department: Centre for Education Studies
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

1. To explore the relationship between philosophy and education. 2. To establish how philosophical practices can be applied as a tool for critiquiing educational theory and practice. 3. To examine examples of philosophical questions about education. 4. To investigate the role philosophy has played in education historically and can play in the present day. 5. To investigate the possibilities of philosophy in improving teaching and learning in contemporary education. 6. To analysie key examples of philosophical texts about education. 7. To critically explore philosophical practice as a pedagological tool.

Principal learning outcomes

1. To understand the relationship between philosophy and education. 2. To be able to comprehend what is involved in asking a philosophical question about education. 3. To be able to articulate the role philosophy has played historically in education and can play in the present day. 4. To have critical awareness of the possibilities of philosophy for addressing matters of teaching and learning in education today. 5. To be able to critically engage with key philosophical texts about education.

Timetabled teaching activities

The module will consist of 3 hours of lecture and seminars a week. Sessions will be a mixture of lecture presentation and workshop activities.

Departmental link

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/ces/prospective/edstudies/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: EQ108-15)
A (Assessed work only) Activity Plan (400 words) 20%
  Reflective Assignment (600 words) 30%
  Critical Essay (1000 words) 50%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% - Assessed (visiting & exchange students), 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate Education Studies (X35B) - Year 1
Optional Core

N/A

Optional

N/A