So the question, “What does this professor want?” isn’t really relevant. It’s a think-for-yourself course with choices among many possible supporting articles and many ways to approach each Essential Question, in figuring out your answers. There are “rubrics” to suggest what your answer needs to include or address for full credit, but it still is your answer.
Most of us haven't had this kind of freedom or challenge before. What does that say about the “education” we’ve been given?
A second difficulty is the self-pacing--the any time, any place features of distance learning--and the habit of procrastinating many of us have developed.
But if we can't get started and keep up momentum when we have choices, can follow our interests and discover our own thoughts--when could we? And if we are going to be educators, isn't it time we develop this self-directed style of learning?
These are the "heroic" challenges of this course.
You are producing a Portfolio or Handbook of sites and viewpoints to help guide you in teaching.
The main thing is to get started on Steps 1-3.
- ED 250 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
- ED 251 FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION
- ED 270 DIVERSITY & MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION
- ED 351/352 PRINCIPLES OF CURRICULUM & EVALUATION in the MIDDLE & SECONDARY SCHOOL
- ED 353/354 EFFECTIVE TEACHING IN MIDDLE & SECONDARY SCHOOLS