PHI 180 - Remaining Work for the Semester

Here is a schedule of the remaining work for this course for this semester.

As I am sure you know, we are engaged in two chunks of work:

1. Reading and discussions. We are continuing to conduct a philosophical inquiry into education and learning the help of philosophers of various sorts. We are exploring their work via readings and special guest visits.

2. The Book Project. We have developed a set of our own questions to explore. Our answers will serve as chapters of a book that we are co-writing. You can find the Book Project description here, and the questions and groups here.

Here is a schedule of our work together:

Monday, November 25th. Special Guest. We will be visited by Dr. Martha Cleveland-Innes, who has worked extensively the Community of Inquiry framework. To prepare for her visit, please read these two articles:

Bim-Bad, B. M., & Egorova, L. I. (2016). Interaction between Philosophy of Education and Teaching PracticeInternational Journal of Environmental and Science Education11(10), 3385-3393.

Cleveland-Innes, M., & Campbell, P. (2012). Emotional presence, learning, and the online learning environment. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning13(4), 269-292.

Wednesday, November 27th. NO CLASS. Happy Thanksgiving.

Monday, December 2, Class Discussion on Dewey and Thorndyke. To prepare for this class, come to class ready to discuss:

Dewey, J. (1903), Democracy and Education, chapters 11 and 12.

Tomlinson, S. (1997). Edward Lee Thorndike and John Dewey on the science of educationOxford Review of Education23(3), 365-383.

Wednesday, December 4. Book Group Work.

Monday, December 9. Class Discussion on Power Dynamics and Education. You should come to class having read:

Freire, P. (1972). Pedagogy of the Oppressed. 1968. Trans. Myra Bergman Ramos. New York: Herder. Chapters 1 and 2

Focault, M. (1975), The Means of Correct Training (from Discipline and Punish).

Wednesday, December 11. Book Group Work.

Monday, December 16th. Book Group Presentations, part 1.

Wednesday, December 18th. Book Group Presentations,  part 2 and final class.

Philosophy of Education Fall 2019

Philosophy of Education Fall 2019

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