Education is a Teaching and Learning Process, which aims at an all-round Development of an Individuals Personality, that his Moral, Social, Religion, Cultural, Intellectual, Physical and Economic Aspects are Polished and Improved. Drawing on the Church’s educational documents, and informed by Maritain and Lonergan, D’Souza explains how the unifying anthropology of Catholic education enables Catholic schools to serve amidst diversity by avoiding the extremes of religious exclusivism and fundamentalism, on the one hand, and relativism and individualism, on the other.
This can be seen by reading the paper Science, Morals, and Educational Policy.” Interestingly, he defends the view at greater length in Part I, Section 7, of The Anatomy of Inquiry, whose publication didn’t occur until several years later – which goes to show you how faithful he tends to be to the positions he adopts.
Normative philosophies or theories of education may make use of the results of such analytical work and of factual inquiries about human beings and the psychology of learning, but in any case they propound views about what education should be, what dispositions it should cultivate, why it ought to cultivate them, how and in whom it should do so, and what forms it should take.
Admission to candidature requires: (i) a bachelor’s degree with honours in an appropriate area of study from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification; or (ii) a Master of Education by coursework from the University of Sydney with a weighted average mark of at least 75, or equivalent qualification.
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