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Philosophy and social imperatives of education 711

Module code EDS 711
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Education
Module content

Meta-theories in education. Empiricism; rational empiricism; critical rationalism; critical theory; phenomenology; hermeneutics; system theory; philosophies in education: traditional philosophies; indigenous (African) philosophies. The influence of modernism and postmodernism on education. Sociological imperatives for education. Theories of societal change and roles and values of education. Comparative perspectives on learning theories and their meaning for education.

Module credits 16.00
BEdHons Assessment and Quality Assurance in Education and Training
BEdHons Computer-integrated Education
BEdHons Education Management, Law and Policy
BEdHons Educational Psychology
BEdHons Learning Support
BEdHons Life Sciences Education
BEdHons Mathematics Education
BEdHons Physical Sciences Education
BEdHons Teacher Education and Professional Development
BEdHons Technology Education
Language of tuition Separate classes for Afrikaans and English
Academic organisation Educational Psychology
Period of presentation Semester 1