ERIC Number: ED175748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Curriculum Guide for Philosophy: Social Sciences 10-20-30.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
The document presents an introduction to the study of philosophy. It is intended as an aid to secondary school social studies classroom teachers as they develop and implement programs which help students understand the relevance of philosophy and appreciate philosophical thought. The document is presented in four sections--a general introduction and three modular units. The introduction describes philosophy's purpose and objectives and explains how philosophy can be added to the social studies curriculum. Unit I focuses on the origins of western philosophical thought. Topics discussed include transition from mythological understanding to philosophical reflection, search for order and harmony, identity and change, and the Aristotelian universe. Unit II discusses contemporary western philosophy, including historical roots, traditional philosophical problems, and the value of a philosophy as a basis for an individual's philosophy. The final unit investigates the relationship between people and ideas. Topics discussed include the nature of man, freedom versus predetermination, and political philosophy. For each module, information is presented in chart-outline form on specific objectives, concepts and/or issues, supplementary materials, and learning activities. (DB)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Concept Teaching, Critical Thinking, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Intellectual Disciplines, Intellectual History, Learning Activities, Mysticism, Philosophy, Platonism, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Department of Education, Government of Alberta, Devonian Building, West Tower, 11160 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5K 0L2 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.