Academic Catalog


Course Code: 3680255
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 2(2-0)
ECTS Credit: 3.0
Department: Educational Sciences
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator:
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

The fundamental issues and problem areas of philosophy; ontology, epistemology, axiology and education; the fundamental philosophical movements (idealism, realism, naturalism, empiricism, rationalism, pragmatism, existentialism, analytical philosophy) and education; educational philosophy and educational movements: Perennialism, essentialism, progressivism, existentialist education, critical/radical education; educational viewpoints of certain philosophers in Islamic world and in the West (Plato, Aristoteles, Socrates, J. Dewey, Ibn-I Sina, Farabi, J. J. Rousseau, and so on); human nature, individual differences and education; education in terms of certain political and economic ideologies; the effective movements of thought during the modernization process in Turkey and education; the philosophical foundations of Turkish education system.