EDFD 802: Access to Knowledge
This course addresses the concept of access to knowledge through an examination of multiple literacies and a range of epistemological and ethical perspectives. Knowledge construction by the learner, in literacy and subject areas, will be examined. Students will develop an understanding of the epistemological dimensions undergirding the various school subjects. Foundational epistemological theories and current thinking in the psychological, social and cultural underpinnings of literacy will be related to fundamental disciplinary groups such as arts, humanities, social and natural sciences and mathematics. Students will be encouraged to critically analyze and evaluate standard school texts and curriculum units. 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisites: Matriculation in Ed.D.in Pedagogy.