MODULE: The Philosophy of Education EDL 6004 (20 Credits)
The module is designed so that you will examine some important general and specific educational issues from a philosophical perspective. On successful completion of this module, you will (be able to):
LO2. Critically analyse and evaluate the philosophical debate surrounding identified contemporary issues in British education
LO3. Discuss, reflect and offer resolutions to the problem of reconciling state, individual and community values on an educationally divisive issue in a liberal democracy.
LO4. Critically evaluate philosophical arguments for and against state and private education.
You will write an essay of 3500 words. You should use an appropriate range of sources, including philosophical, in order to critically reflect on ONE of the following questions: “What is education for?” OR “What is worth knowing?” (Learning Outcomes 2, 3 & 4)