Principles of Education Syllabus – HNDE

Principles of Education

Higher National Diploma in English Syllabus 2nd Year 2nd Semester

EN 2208: PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATION

1. What is education? ( 10/5 hrs)
1.1. Western view of education.
1.2. Eastern ideas of education.
1.3. Aspects of education.

2. Education philosophers. ( 10/5 hrs)
2.1. Plato-idealism.
2.2. Jean Jaques Rousseau-Naturalism.
2.3. Karl Marx-Marxism.
2.4. John Dewey-utilitarianism.

3. Various educational approaches. ( 10/5 hrs)
3.1. Teacher centered education.
3.2. Society centered education.
3.3. Student centered education.
3.4. Development centered education.

4. Professionalism in teaching ( 10/5 hrs)
4.1. The nature of a profession.
4.2. Teacher responsibilities and liabilities.
4.3. Teacher ethics.
4.4. Code of ethics for the teaching profession.

5. The history of the development of education in Sri Lanka. ( 10/5 hrs)
5.1. Education in colonial period.
5.2. Education after independence.
5.3. National goals in education.
5.4. Primary and secondary curriculum.

6. Socialization ( 10/5 hrs)
6.1. Characteristic of Socialization.
6.2. Agencies of Socialization: Family, Peer group and School.
6.3. Techniques of Socialization: Imitation, Demonstration and Punishment or Rewarding

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