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Holy Cross of Davao College

Sta. Ana Avenue, Davao City


Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
COURSE OUTLINE

I.
II.

Course No. : Educ 29


Course Title : Social Dimension of Education

Credit: 3units
Pre-requisite: Child and Adolescent
Development

III. Course Description:


The course is an introduction to social science (economic, socio-cultural, political,
geographical and environment process) theory and research as they relate to education and to
understanding of the four pillars of learning, which are fundamental in making critical and
logical decision as an active member in the society and as the global citizens. The course aims
to enhance critical understanding and responding to the transformations in education, work,
culture, globalization and subjectivity that have induced education, economic, socio-cultural,
political, geographical and environmental networks.
IV. Course Objectives: At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
Cognitive (Creed)
1. Discuss and explain the relationship of the various social science theories
and research as they relate to education
2. Compare and contrast the basic assumptions made in social studies in order
to help his/her make critical and logical decisions
3. Discuss the nature and meaning of culture and concept of cultural change,
and apply the basic assumptions made in social science
4. Develop a realization that logical (on private) actions of teachers result in
global (Universe) or geographically dispersed consequences.
Affective (Moral)
1. Develop a sense of his/her role as teacher who is an active member in the
society and as global citizen responsible for the outcome of his/her actions
and in developing other citizens
2. Appreciate and apply the basic assumptions made in social science studies
in order to help him/her make critical and logical decisions
3. Apply the basic principles of social dimensions in to education
4. Demonstrate ones own understanding of the relation between or among the
individual, the school and the society guided by the focus pillars of
learning.
Psychomotor (Skills)
1. Develop a realization that local (or private) actions of teachers result in global
(universal) or geographically dispersed consequences.
2. Formulate ones own understanding of the relation between or among the
individual, the school, society guided by the four pillars of learning.

3. Write and present a research study of their community immersion related to


the concept of social dimension of education
V. Course Outline
Contents

No. of Hours

1. Introduction: What is Social Dimensions of Education


1.1. Consensus and conflict theories
1.2. Structural Functionalism
1.3. Interactionist theories

10.5 hrs.

2. The four pillars of learning: What are the Four Pillars of Learning
2.1. Learning to know
2.2. Learning to Do
2.3. Learning to live together in peace and harmony
2.4. Learning to Be
3. Intercultural Communication
3.1. Communication and Language
3.2. Relationship between language and culture

12 hrs.

References:
A. Books
Ref 1. Ortinero, Aniceta Manuel (2011). Social dimensions of education. Quezon City. C & E
Publishing, Inc.
Ref 2. Vega, V., Preito, N. and Carreon, M. (2009). Social dimensions of education. Manila.
Lorimar Publishing, Inc.
Ref 3. Vega, V. (2006). Social dimensions of education. Quezon City. Lorimar Publishing,
Inc.
Ref 4. Vega, V. (2004). Psychological, anthropological and sociological foundations of
education. Makati City. Grandwater Pub.
B.

Web Resources

Ref 5. Hallinan, M. (2006). Handbook of the sociology of education. Retrieved September 12,
2014 www.books.google.com.ph/books?isbn=0387364242
Ref 6. Nan-Zhao, Z. (2005). Four pillars of learning. Retrieved September 12, 2014
www.ibe.unesco.org/cops/Competencies/PillarsLearningZhou.pdf
Ref 7. Abawi, L. (2013). School meaning systems: the symbiotic nature of culture and
language in use. Retrieved September 12, 2014
www.imp.sagepub.com/content/16/2/89.abstract
Ref 8. Chadwick, C. (2010). Culture, change and educational improvement. Retrieved
September 12, 2014.
www.buid.ac.ae/.../culture%20change%20and%20and%Educatio%20Improvement

Ref 9. Sharma, NK. (2012). Globalization effect on education and culture: an analysis.
Retrieved September 12, 2014 www.ssrn.com/abstract=2069155