Postgraduate Course: Ethics and Education : The Normative Dimensions of Education (EDUA11188)
|Moray House School of Education
|College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Available to all students
|This course offers master students the possibility to identify ethical issues that may arise when working in the field of education and to find a way of responding appropriately. The many things we do as educationalists imply that the lives of others, as well as the quality of the world we live in, may be affected to a smaller or larger extent. As such, this course prepares students to deal with decision-making, setting an example oneself as educationalists, organizing educational programs or community work projects, etc. The starting points of this course are that the work of the educationalist cannot be reduced to a technical skill, and furthermore that true educational action requires more than expert knowledge and professional competences alone. Rather, this course approaches education as a matter of care, i.e. as a way of relating to oneself, to others and to the world which involves oneself as a whole person. Another focus throughout this course is that educating is a highly embodied practice, and that ethical considerations should take this into account. Various themes are discussed (such as equality, justice, citizenship, the value of tradition, the role of humor and laughter) from a wide variety of past and present intellectual perspectives.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- ¿ be able to distinguish normative from other (theoretical or practical) educational questions.
- ¿ appreciate some of main educational issues in which ethical questions are implicated.
- ¿ have insight in major philosophical concepts, ideas and theories, and be able to form a personal standpoint on important ethical issues in education.
- ¿ be able to explore the implications of moral and normative issues for educational policy.
- ¿ be aware of the exceptional importance of the personality of the educator and of the role and importance of personal self-formation
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|This course is open to students from other schools, however, please contact the course secretary prior to enrolling your Tutee in order to verify that there is space available; students on MSc Educational Research and MSc Education have priority.
|ethics, education, moral
|Dr Joris Vlieghe
Tel: (0131 6)51 6251
|Ms Mairi Ross
Tel: (0131 6)51 4241