|Course Cluster: Service-Learning|
Students will be introduced to the psychological study of children's mathematical thinking and learning through a variety of theoretical and experimental readings from laboratory--and school-based studies. Students will also review selected sections of grade-school mathematics textbooks from commonly used curricula to identify connections between particular theoretical viewpoints and their curricular implementations. The course will be presented in a combination lecture/discussion/service-learning format. Students will be required to observe mathematics instruction sessions for kindergarten and elementary school children and to assist children during their in-class work for two hours per week. Course work includes an integrative project in which students will draw connections among a specific theoretical position in research on mathematical cognition, its curricular implementation, and its application in practice.
Students will complete a final project with multiple drafts.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Selected journal articles, children's math instructional materials
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly journal entries, short reaction papers, a final project with multiple drafts.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This service learning course requires experience with at least some of the following: cognitive psychology, educational psychology, developmental psychology, math education (research or practice), prior work with young children. To apply for POI, please email the instructor during Pre-Registration explaining your interest in and qualifications for the class.
|Instructor(s): Barth,Hilary C. Times: ...W.F. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: JUDD113; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 1||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 1||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 0|