This course will be offered in
Spring of 2012
D2L access is
not available until the course commences on 2/6. If you are
using a MAC, my students report Foxfire
works better on my links than Safari.
Welcome to WebPages of Leslie Owen Wilson, Ed.D., created for
use for the online course ED 701, Philosophical Foundations
of Education. Materials in this site are copyrighted to the
author and beyond usage by registered students, may not
be used or duplicated without expressed
ED 701, Philosophical Foundations of Education, is an online
course that can be used to fulfill the foundations requirement
within our masters program. The course is administered through
CPS - Continuing Education
at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. If you would like
to substitute this course for another designated in your
masters plan of study, please contact the SOE graduate office
at 715-346-4403 and ask for a change of plan form.
While I have designed these pages to support concepts within my
course, and students registered for the class may peruse on-line
support materials, IT WILL BE VERY IMPORTANT to follow carefully
the sequential instructions, and deadlines in the printed course
materials, as well as check the message board on D2L for changes
and messages pertaining to class.
The SOE Chair, Dr. Shaw, has made the
decision that course packets are now to be converted to PDF
files. If you are enrolled, you will be able to access the
course PDF file using your UWSP logon. My course files are
usually large so be forewarned as it may take a while to
download. You can either save this file on
your computer, or a thumb drive, or download and print the
packet pages. You will need to have this document handy during
the course as there are class activities therein. If for some
reason you do not have the software to be able to do this,
please contact Continuing Ed and make alternative provisions. The
PDF packet handout file also appears to the left in the "course
components" area of our index and on other pages pages
throughout the website. If
nothing else, PRINT the Table of Contents so you can easily find
Please note that while the Web is a fantastic treasure trove of
information, browsing comes with a warning, as it is important
to remember that the Internet is not a permanent medium.
Frequently sites don't remain active, they move, are busy, have
trouble with their servers, the phone lines are down, or they
just simply disappear.
If links from this site fail to appear after repeated tries
or after refreshing your browser, please contact me and let me know via my
e-mail link below. I know how terribly frustrating it is to
click on a hyperlink and get a "page not found" message. Also,
if you find an interesting or informative site related to my
topic headings -- one not already part of my lists -- please let
me know the address so I can add it.
Thanks! Have fun browsing!
Wisconsin Teaching Standards that direct this course:
(1) The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of
inquiry, and structures of the disciplines he or she teaches and
can create learning experiences that make these aspects of
subject matter meaningful for pupils.
(4) The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional
strategies, including the use of technology to encourage
children's development of critical thinking, problem solving,
and performance skills.
(5) The teacher uses an understanding of individual and group
motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that
encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in
learning, and self-motivation.
(9) The teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually
evaluates the effect of his or her choices and actions on
pupils, parents, professionals in the learning community and
others and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow