Course unit title Educational Foundation
Name and e-mail of the lecturer Prof. Zhulieta Savova
Course code 20001
Learning activities and teaching methods
Contact hours 15
Course content (maximum 700 characters)

The course is designed to provide students with a broader overview of important aspects of historical, philosophical, sociological and pedagogical foundations of public education system. The course examines major aspects of the educational foundations with a special emphasis on teaching a new generation of students, and broadens students’ understanding of the relations between society and education.

Course Content:

Historical aspects: traces of historical key players in education; curriculum changes during significant historical periods -

Philosophical foundation: philosophical roots of education; purposes of education

Sociological foundations: equal education opportunities; race, ethnicity, migrant children; school subculture

Cultural foundation: student diversity; inter- and multicultural education;

New philosophy of teaching to new generations of students

Effective teaching methods

New educational standards

Major trends in evaluation of students’ achievements

Assessment method