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Philosophy and History of Education - PGC402A

Certificate Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Section A: History of early childhood education: (a) Trends and tendencies in historical education, with special reference to family and early childhood education from the basic cultures to the twentieth century; (b) The preschool education movement; (c) Historical theories of play; Section B: Philosophy of education; (a) Pluralistic problem-centred approach to education; (b) Metatheoretical perspectives that influence educational discourse (for example Logical Empiricism, Critical Rationalism, Critical Theory, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, System Theory); (c) The influence of metatheoretical perspectives on thematic issues of concern in education.