This course springs from the observation that the field of education is a contested space, and the course is intended to begin a conversation that engages the conceptions, practices, and policies central to the debates. We will grapple with the conflict surrounding these overarching problematics: What is education? What is educational practice? What is educational policy, how is it constructed, and within what social contexts? What characterizes the spaces, organizations, and institutions of education? The course will engage these concepts through case studies from higher education and non-traditional academic environments that will be analyzed employing elements of the geographic perspective.
45 credits of 100-level or higher coursework
Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).
|Spring 2020 onwards|