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SSWI-235T Education and Society

3 Credits

This course explores classical and contemporary debates about the political, cultural, creative, moral and social role of education. We will examine the experiences, meanings and purposed of learning both inside and outside the classroom through reading, research, and practice. This course introduces students to old and new theories of knowledge and pedagogical practice, addressing key controversies about authority and democracy, communities, social activism and advocacy, tradition and resistance, and the shaping of teachers and students as social agents. This course will take place, and the relationship between specific contexts and actors in relationship to abiding ideals and philosophical beliefs about education.