ED 532 Teaching and Learning: Theory into Practice
S1P 2007 DL
Lawrence, Dennis Patrick
Spring I 2007
We will be using a text edited by Abbeduto (2006), Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Educational Psychology as a springboard for advanced studies in educational psychology. A 1998 text by Jackson and Ormrod Case Studies: Applying Educational Pscyhology will provide scenarios for an application of these principles.
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In the same manner, each of you will learn from each other. Some of you may have been in your field for a short time; we look to your “fresh eyes” to help us see the issues in a way we may have forgotten. To those of you with many years in the field, we look forward to your “experienced eyes” revealing your lessons of life to us.
Some of you bring valuable lessons learned from working in education. Others bring stories of the business world. Some have a perspective from social areas. Others may be working on their own projects outside of work. We need all of these perspectives and all of your stories to create a collaborative learning environment here.
This course is based on multiple texts. There are the texts that I ask you to consider, and the text that each of you brings through your perspectives. Each is important here as is the dialogue each sparks.
What will matter here is the quality of the idea, not who presents it. With that understanding, colleagues, let us begin the conversation.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Three Pro and Con Papers
Eight Weeks Participation
Course Grading Scale - The grading scale will be traditional percentage.
Submission of Late Work: Postings will not be accepted after date required but papers will be counted as 10% off each day they are late.
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