ED 610, Education and Cultural Processes
Class Site: Moodle (closed to public)
The course will focus on the advanced study of cultural processes associated with education, and the relationship of schooling to other aspects of a cultural system. Students will be required to prepare six papers in which they examine aspects of education in a particular cultural context.
- To examine how education and culture are deeply intertwined processes that shape, prepare us for, and guide us through all aspects of our life.
- To explore how our world view influences the way we think and what we do.
- To examine ways in which cultures establish categories, rules and templates for ordering the universe.
- To explore how education contributes to the formation of individual and cultural identity.
- To examine the issue of self-determination in the context of the cultural and educational rights of indigenous peoples.
- To examine the interrelationship between curriculum, the culture it represents, and the community in which it is offered.
Specific assignments for this course:
- Unit 1 – Culture, Survival and Tradition
- Unit 2 – Culture, Consciousness and Worldview
- Unit 3 – Culture, Space and Knowledge Systems
- Unit 4 – Culture, Education and Identity
- Unit 5 – Culture, Education and Self-Determination
- Unit 6 – Culture, Community and Curriculum