CMS.586 Introduction to Education: Looking Forward and Looking Back on Education
One of two introductory subjects on teaching and learning science and mathematics in a variety of K-12 settings. Topics include education and media, education reform, the history of education, simulations, games, and the digital divide. Students gain practical experience through weekly visits to schools, classroom discussions, selected readings, and activities to develop a critical and broad understanding of past and current forces that shape the goals and processes of education, and explores the challenges and opportunities of teaching. Students work collaboratively and individually on papers, projects, and in-class presentations. Limited to 25.
This class has no prerequisites.
CMS.586 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by E. Klopfer.
Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 56-154.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S. This class counts as a CI-H.
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How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School by Bransford, John D. (Editor); Brown, Ann L. (Editor); Cocking, Rodney R. (Editor); Donovan, M. Suzanne; National Research Council Staff; Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice Committee; Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences Staff; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education Staff
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