Historical and Philosophical Foundations for Christian Education
— CHED 0551 (3)
An overview of the history of education from the classical Greek and Roman periods to postcolonial times. While the focus is on educational developments within western civilization, prominent educators from the east (India, China) as well as Latin America (Brazil) will be studied. Students will be introduced to significant figures as well as some of their important ideas that influenced the field of education. In addition, students will reflect upon selected biblical texts to establish a strong theological foundation for education. A major aim is to develop a personal 'pedagogical creed', a Christian philosophy of education that will serve as a framework for teaching as well as a seedbed for ongoing reflection and thinking.
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