11.129 Educational Theory and Practice I, Fall 2006
Author(s)Klopfer, Eric; Gibb, Reen
Educational Theory and Practice I
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This course concentrates on a core set of skills and knowledge necessary for teaching in secondary schools. Topics covered in the class include educational reform, student behavior and motivation, curriculum design, and the teaching profession. Classroom observation is a key component of the class. Assignments include readings from the educational literature, written reflections on classroom observations, and practice teaching and constructing curriculum. This is the first of a three course sequence necessary to complete the Teacher Education Program.
classroom experiences, student-centered classroom activities, student-led classes, issues in schools and education, observing, pre-college math and science classes, design and implementation of curriculum, diversity, standards in math and science, student misconceptions, methods of instruction, the digital divide, teaching through different media, student assessment