|Certificates: The Study of Education|
This course will focus on three major topics and how they relate to current educational policy debates. The first topic will be an examination of the fundamental purpose of school. We will discuss theoretical and empirical perspectives on why schools exist and ways in which school purpose varies by school type (e.g., public, private, charter) and location (e.g., by state and country). The second topic to be covered relates to the implementation of school mission. In this context, we will reflect on how theories of child development, student motivation, classroom management, and pedagogy inform instructional practice. Finally, the third major topic that will be covered is how to determine whether schools are achieving their stated goals. We will examine the appropriate (and inappropriate) uses of assessment for understanding whether students are learning, whether teachers are effective, and whether a school has a positive or negative climate.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST-MN)(EDST)(PSYC)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Schiro, Michael (1978). CURRICULUM FOR BETTER SCHOOLS: THE GREAT IDEOLOGICAL DEBATE. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications. ISBN-10: 0877781001.
Woolfolk, Anita (2015). EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY. (13th Ed.). Pearson: ISBN-10: 0134013522.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
A series of thought papers, individual and group presentations, a midterm exam, and a final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Registered students must attend the first class meeting to maintain a seat in the class. This is a column 2 Breadth Requirement course in psychology.
|Instructor(s): Stemler,Steven E. Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: JUDD116; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 8||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 6||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 7||JR non-major: 7||SO: 8||FR: 2|
|Web Resources: Syllabus |
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 8||1st Ranked: 3||2nd Ranked: 1||3rd Ranked: 1||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 3|