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ESC3701/101/0/2022Tutorial Letter 101/0/2022EDUCATIONAL STUDIES IN CONTEXTESC3701Year moduleDEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONSThis tutorial letter contains important informationabout your module.BARCODE
ESC3701/1012CONTENTSPage1INTRODUCTION..........................................................................................................................32PURPOSE AND OUTCOMES......................................................................................................52.1Purpose.......................................................................................................................................52.2Outcomes....................................................................................................................................53CURRICULUM TRANSFORMATION...........................................................................................64LECTURER(S) AND CONTACT DETAILS...................................................................................64.1Lecturers.....................................................................................................................................64.2Department..................................................................................................................................74.3University....................................................................................................................................75RESOURCES...............................................................................................................................85.1Prescribed textbooks.................................................................................................................85.2Recommended books.................................................................................................................95.3Electronic reserves (E-reserves)...............................................................................................95.4Library services and resources information...........................................................................116STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES..............................................................................................126.1First-Year Experience Programme @ Unisa............................................................................137STUDY PLAN.............................................................................................................................138PRACTICAL WORK...................................................................................................................159ASSESSMENT...........................................................................................................................159.1Assessment criteria..................................................................................................................159.2Submission of assignments.....................................................................................................169.3Assessment Plan......................................................................................................................169.4Assignment due dates..............................................................................................................179.5myUnisa virtual campus...........................................................................................................179.6Your assignments.....................................................................................................................189.6.1Guidelines for answering the multiple-choice questions......................................................189.6.2Guidelines for answering the paragraph and essay-type Assignments 02 and 03..............189.7The year mark and examination...............................................................................................3710ACADEMIC DISHONESTY........................................................................................................3910.1Plagiarism.................................................................................................................................3910.2Cheating....................................................................................................................................3911STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES..............................................................................................4012FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS........................................................................................4013SOURCES CONSULTED...........................................................................................................4014IN CLOSING...............................................................................................................................40
ESC3701/1013Dear Student1INTRODUCTIONWe would like to welcome you to the module,Educational Studies in Context(ESC3701)!We aresure you will find the content of the module interesting and rewarding. We further hope that thisshared module will provide a better understanding of Philosophy of education and Sociology ofeducation, and broaden your personal academic spheres of knowledge.Therefore, the module consists of two parts, namelyPart A: Philosophy of education and Part B:Sociology of education.InPart Ayou will embark upon a philosophical journey in education.Philosophy of education isquite simply the theory on which we base and run our lives, including our educational lives. All ofus, knowingly or unknowingly, are guided by a certain philosophyor ‘lifetheory’. There are anumber ofdifferent ‘life theories’ available to us, and it is these philosophies –life theoriesthatwe will explore and discuss in this module. We will look at how these philosophies can influenceeducation and, in particular, the formulation of different philosophies of education. We live in aglobal world and some of these philosophies have a very definite impact on educational practicein terms of teaching and learning. The philosophies that we will explore are African philosophy,Empiricism, Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, Critical Theory, Postmodernism and Critical Realism.All these philosophies have advantages and disadvantages, certainly as far as education isconcerned. If we are to improve our various educational endeavours, we need to know what theseadvantages and disadvantages are.In the light of the above, this part of the module will deal with the:omain ideas of different philosophiesomain ideas of different philosophies of education and what they have to say oncontemporary issues and problems in educationoimplications of the main ideas of the different philosophies for philosophy of education.

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