Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
    Jul 17, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDU 1012 - Education Inquiries

3 cr
This course critically analyzes our societies' educational institutions. Students explore the historical, social, and philosophical foundations of education. The course will cultivate an understanding of the teaching profession today by exploring provocative contemporary issues. Students will explore political, economic, legal, international, and cultural perspectives on education, including issues of adequacy, discrimination, access, and equity. Field observations will be central to Educational Inquiries. Groups of students will periodically observe highly regarded local classes, then engage in seminars designed to understand the classroom culture, instruction, curriculum, and assessments that they observe.  Model faculty observed will be asked to share a brief overview of their lesson, which will be the basis for reflection on classroom practices.
Every semester