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An e-course with

Dr. Leslie Owen Wilson


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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 permission.


 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 the 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 pertinent pages. 


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 professionally. 

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