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Department of Philosophy

PHIL 286: Ethics and Education

PHIL 286: Ethics and Education

The Generic Catalog Description

This course examines philosophical ethics as it informs and guides the activity of teaching.

PHIL 286: Ethics and Education

Victoria Wike

This course examines philosophical ethics as it informs and guides the activity of teaching. Students will be able to examine and assess various ethical theories, and apply those theories to ethical issues in teaching.

This course is designed to allow future teachers to think philosophically about the nature of their profession, about the profession's and their own goals and commitments, and about decision-making strategies in the face of concrete problems faced by teachers. In a broad sense, all of us are teachers (and similarly, all of us are students) and hence the process of reflecting philosophically on the activity of teaching is pertinent to all.

Typical Readings:

Robert C. Solomon, A Handbook for Ethics
Kenneth Strike and Jonas F. Soltis, The Ethics of Teaching
Leslie Balducci, Inside Mrs. B' s Classroom: Courage, Hope, and Learning on Chicago's South Side.
Other readings to be announced.

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