Philosophy of Education is designed for students with diverse philosophical interests and orientations: ethics and education; philosophy and educational research; gender studies in education; John Dewey and Progressivism; social and political theories in education; technology and education; the media and popular culture; art and aesthetic education; religious educational policy; global studies in education; and philosophy of language and education. I desire to become a co-participant with my students in the endeavor of learning; seeking to accomplish the goals of Christian education: glorifying God, and bringing his glory forth by the spread of the Gospel of Christ to fulfill the Great Commission and usher in the Kingdom of God.
More comprehensive theories of education rest their views about the aims and methods of education neither on the prevailing culture nor on compromise but on basic factual premises about humans and their world and on basic normative premises about what is good or right for individuals to seek or do. Proponents of such theories may reach their premises either by reason (including science) and philosophy or by faith and divine authority.
My future goal as a philosophy teacher is on a scholarly level: I want to investigate and devise innovative ways to objectively measure student learning in order to better explain why learning philosophical skills is important for our college students.
Admission to candidature requires: (i) a bachelor’s degree with honours in an appropriate area of study from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification; or (ii) a Master of Education by …