EDFD 743: Philosophy of Language and Philosophy for Children
Language is the medium for the overwhelming majority of instruction in schools; it is also the vehicle for reasoning and the basis of interpersonal skills. Language is central to the Philosophy for Children curriculum through the use of narrative and dialogue and the basis for classroom practice. This course will look at the philosophical problems of language in relation in such essential educational concerns as meaning and meaning-making, language acquisition and the development of self, the role of language in social identity, the relationship between language and effective teaching and learning, language as an expression of culture and understanding language as a tool of reasoning and communication. 3 hours lecture.
Prerequisites: Matriculation in Ed.D.in Pedagogy.