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EQ308 - Philosophy in Education

  • Module code: EQ308
  • Module name: Philosophy in Education
  • Department: Centre for Education Studies
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

1. To investigate what it might mean to “teach philosophically”, both in term of established curriculum concepts and new initiatives. 2. To critically analyse contemporary approaches to using “philosophy in schools” and considering alternatives. 3. To explore the ways in which a philosophical approach to teaching generally might be practically implemented. 4. To examine how an understanding of the philosophical assumptions behind school curriculum can assist in teaching subjects, both independently and in interdisciplinary contexts. 5. To examine how an understanding of the philosophical assumptions behind school curriculum can assist and enhance pupil learning.

Principal learning outcomes

1. To understand the way philosophy can be used as a tool of educational innovation in post-16 education and beyond. 2. To become familiar with the ways in which philosophy is being used in education and be able to engage with them critically. 3. To articulate different ways philosophical thinking might be defined, and comprehend relevant debates in metaphilosophy. 4. To be able to isolate the important claims within readings, understand the structure of arguments, test views for strengths and weaknesses, make pertinent use of examples, and compare the substance of views consistently. 5. To be able to apply a practical dimension to conceptual thought. 6. To add value to educational practice via a conceptual analysis of its aims and methods.

Timetabled teaching activities

Three hours a week in Autumn Term

Departmental link

https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/ces/students/baeducationstudies/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: EQ308-15)
A (Assessed work only) 1000 word reflective assignment 15%
  2000 word essay 85%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Education Studies (X35B) - Year 2
Optional
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Philosophy (GV17) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Philosophy (GV17) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Philosophy with Specialism in Logic and Foundations (GV19) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Philosophy with Specialism in Logic and Foundations (GV19) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Philosophy with Specialism in Logic and Foundations (GV19) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate History and Philosophy (V1V5) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy (V700) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy (V700) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy (wiith Intercalated year) (V701) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MM) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MP) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MP) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MQ) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MS) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy with Classical Civilisation (V7Q8) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy with Classical Civilisation (V7Q8) - Year 3
  • BA in Philosophy with Psychology (VL78) - Year 2
  • BA in Philosophy with Psychology (VL78) - Year 3
  • BA in Philosophy with Psychology (with Intercalated year) (VL79) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy and Literature (VQ72) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy and Literature (VQ72) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy and Literature with Intercalated Year (VQ73) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Education Studies (X35B) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Education Studies (X35B) - Year 3