March 23, 2011

Rohrer, Patricia
[PHIL V2100] Philosophy of Education

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

I was really excited to take this class after receiving the syllabus because the readings seemed enjoyable and interesting. However, this class is all based on you and your classmates. The professor pretty much sits at the front and facilitates the discussion.

When I approached her for help prior to the midterm, she simply waved me away, telling me to just work on whatever I had. Basically, it all depends on your understanding and grasping of the material.

If you understand and like educational philosophy, like Rousseau's Emile (which is what the class generally revolves around), then you'll enjoy this class.

Workload:

5 weekly response papers, 1 textual response paper, 1 midterm 6-8 pages, 1 final 6-8 pages.
Participation is a must. If you miss a class, you have to make it up by writing a 1 page paper.