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Course Number:
ED 224
Course Title:
Foundations of Education
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Course Description

Provides an overview of the history and current issues in the field for K-12 education including the impact of philosophy on practice. Prerequisites: RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Students will be able to:
* Use global and historical perspectives, philosophical concepts, and educational views to articulate evolving teaching philosophies of their own;
* Use knowledge of the organization and management of the k-12 education system at a local, state, and national level to appropriately access resources;
* Relate specific educational practices in teaching and organization/management to philosophical theories and practical considerations in order to engage in professional collaborations;
* Connect issues of current and historical relevance to the field of education (e.g., diversity, accountability, standards, assessment, local vs. state vs. national control, funding) to professional daily practice.
* Meet the following required statewide outcomes for Foundations of Education to successfully apply them to professional practice:
1. Describe the qualities and characteristics that are necessary for one to be a professional and effective educator.
2. Identify the roles, responsibilities and ethical expectations of teachers in today's schools.
3. Understand the multiple purposes of schooling in America.
4. Develop an initial personal philosophy of education through examination of different schools of thought.
5. Explain how major social, cultural, economic, and political forces have impacted and continue to impact education.
6. Describe the diversity found in today's students, e.g. culture, race, ability, gender, language, community and economic class.
7. Understand the relationship of diversity to educational access and societal equity.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Student progress will be evaluated and criteria will be developed for assigning a course grade using the following tools:

  1. responses to reading assignments;
  2. completion of a written philosophy of education;
  3. completion and presentation of a comprehensive portfolio designed to demonstrate the student’s knowledge and skills to date as related to specific outcomes in the field of education (depending on the career goals of the student);
  4. and participation in group and class discussion and activities.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Students will:

  • Discuss and analyze a variety of philosophies of education;
  • Discuss and analyze historical/philosophical antecedents and relate them to current conditions in American schools;
  • Develop and write a personal philosophy of education tied to major movements of thought in the field;
  • Relate philosophy and theory to specific practice;.
  • Arrange evidence of personal knowledge and skills related to the field of education in a professional portfolio;
  • Provide feedback to others for improvement of their portfolios and adjust their own portfolios in response to feedback.

In addition the students will demonstrate

COMMUNICATION: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to communicate effectively by determining the purpose of communication; analyzing audience and context to sue appropriate language and modality; and by responding to feedback to achieve clarity, coherence, and effectiveness.

COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to apply scientific, cultural, and political perspectives in understanding the natural and social world and in addressing the consequences of human activity both globally and locally, demonstrating an understanding of social change and social action.

CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to think critically and creatively to solve problems, understanding and using various methods of reasoning and evaluating information and it sources.

CULTURE AWARENESS: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the varieties of human cultures, perspectives, and forms of expressions as well as their own  culture's complexities.

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE: Graduates of Portland Community College should demonstrate mastery in a discipline of profession at a level appropriate to program and transfer requirements through the application of concepts, skills, processes, and technology in the performance of authentic tasks that enhance community involvement and employability.

SELF-REFLECTION: Graduates of Portland Community College should be self-appraising in applying the knowledge and skills they have learned, examining and evaluating personal beliefs and comparing them with the beliefs of others.

The primary purpose of the Course Content and Outcome Guide is to provide

faculty a SAC approved outline of the course. It is not intended to replace

the Course Syllabus, which details course content and requirements for students.