This seminar engages students with the work of curriculum development and teaching in middle and high school classrooms, joined with discussion of important contemporary issues in education. We will focus especially on classrooms as learning environments and on teacher understanding of student academic, social, and emotional development. Additional laboratory periods for teaching presentations and an accompanying field placement are required. This course is designed for seniors in the Wellesley Secondary Teacher Education Program, and for others who do not plan to complete teacher training at Wellesley, but who want to teach after graduation.
Max Enrollment: 15
Prerequisites: One of EDUC 102, EDUC 117, EDUC 212, EDUC 213, EDUC 214, EDUC 215, EDUC 216, PSYC 248, PSYC 321, or MIT 11.124, or by permission of the instructor.
Instructor: Hawes, Rubin
Distribution Requirements: EC - Epistemology and Cognition
Typical Periods Offered: Fall
Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall
Notes: Open to all students, mandatory for those seeking middle school or high school certification; students should contact the instructor either before or soon after registration to plan their field placement.