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EDST0102A-S14

Cross-Listed As:
WRPR0102A-S14

CRN: 22119

English Lang in Global Context
Please register via WRPR 0102A

English Language in Global Context
In this course, we will discuss and write about the dominance of English in the global landscape. The course reader, The Handbook of World Englishes (2006), offers an interdisciplinary approach to the topic. We will begin the course with a geographic and historical overview of World Englishes and then will examine the impact of English language dominance on individuals and societies, emphasizing themes such as migration, globalization, education, and identity. Throughout the course, we will explore the relevance of these issues to educators, linguists, and policy-makers around the world.

EDST0105A-S14

CRN: 22555

Education for Sustainability

Foundations of Education for Sustainability
In this course we will examine how Education for Sustainability (EFS) has become an interdisciplinary field that embodies a holistic and critical approach to the role of education in informing human interactions with the environment and the economy through the lens of equity & social justice. We will use place-based education as our context and service-learning as our pedagogy, while sustainable communities will remain our overarching goal. In collaboration with a community partner, students will identify an authentic need in Addison County and design and participate in EFS through a community-based project. This course will take an active approach to learning and will consist of activities, workshops, projects, and guest speakers, to provide students the opportunity to experience EFS in practice. 3 hrs. lect.

EDST0109A-S14

Cross-Listed As:
MATH0109A-S14

CRN: 22343

Mathematics for Teachers
Please register via MATH 0109A

Mathematics for Teachers
What mathematical knowledge should elementary and secondary teachers have in the 21st century? Participants in this course will strengthen and deepen their own mathematical understanding in a student-centered workshop setting. We will investigate the number system, operations, algebraic thinking, measurement, data, and functions, and consider the attributes of quantitative literacy. We will also study recent research that describes specialized mathematical content knowledge for teaching. (Not open to students who have taken MATH/EDST 1005. Students looking for a course in elementary school teaching methods should consider EDST 0315 instead.)

EDST0115A-S14

CRN: 21233

Education In the USA
Education in the USA

Education in the USA
What are schools for? What makes education in a democracy unique? What counts as evidence of that uniqueness? What roles do schools play in educating citizens in a democracy for a democracy? In this course, we will engage these questions while investigating education as a social, cultural, political, and economic process. We will develop new understandings of current policy disputes regarding a broad range or educational issues by examining the familiar through different ideological and disciplinary lenses. 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc.

EDST0115B-S14

CRN: 21965

Education In the USA
Education in the USA

Education in the USA
What are schools for? What makes education in a democracy unique? What counts as evidence of that uniqueness? What roles do schools play in educating citizens in a democracy for a democracy? In this course, we will engage these questions while investigating education as a social, cultural, political, and economic process. We will develop new understandings of current policy disputes regarding a broad range or educational issues by examining the familiar through different ideological and disciplinary lenses. 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc.

EDST0210A-S14

Cross-Listed As:
INTD0210A-S14

CRN: 22432

Sophomore Seminar/Liberal Arts
Please register via INTD 0210A

Sophomore Seminar in the Liberal Arts
This course is designed for sophomores who are interested in exploring the meaning and the purpose of a liberal arts education. To frame this investigation, we will use the question "What is the good life and how shall I live it?" Through an interdisciplinary and multicultural array of readings and films we will engage our course question through intellectual discussion, written reflection, and personal practice. There will be significant opportunities for public speaking and oral presentation, as well as regular writing assignments, including a formal poster presentation. Readings will include reflections on a liberal arts education in the U.S. (Emerson, Brann, Nussbaum, Oakeshott, Ladsen-Billings, bell hooks); on "the good life" (excerpts from Aristotle, sacred texts of different traditions); on social science analyses of contemporary life; texts on the neuroscience of happiness; as well as literary and cinematic representations of lives well-lived.

EDST0210B-S14

Cross-Listed As:
INTD0210B-S14

CRN: 22433

Sophomore Seminar/Liberal Arts
Please register via INTD 0210B

Sophomore Seminar in the Liberal Arts
This course is designed for sophomores who are interested in exploring the meaning and the purpose of a liberal arts education. To frame this investigation, we will use the question "What is the good life and how shall I live it?" Through an interdisciplinary and multicultural array of readings and films we will engage our course question through intellectual discussion, written reflection, and personal practice. There will be significant opportunities for public speaking and oral presentation, as well as regular writing assignments, including a formal poster presentation. Readings will include reflections on a liberal arts education in the U.S. (Emerson, Brann, Nussbaum, Oakeshott, Ladsen-Billings, bell hooks); on "the good life" (excerpts from Aristotle, sacred texts of different traditions); on social science analyses of contemporary life; texts on the neuroscience of happiness; as well as literary and cinematic representations of lives well-lived.

EDST0300A-S14

CRN: 22120

Models of Inclusive Education

Models of Inclusive Education
In this course we will focus on strategies and techniques for including students with diverse learning styles in general education environments. Legal, theoretical, philosophical, and programmatic changes leading toward inclusive models of education will be approached through a historical overview of special education for students with disabilities. Additionally, the course works to expand notions of inclusion such that students' multiple identities are incorporated into all learning. Emphasis is given to the active learning models and differentiated curriculum and instruction to accommodate a range of learners with diverse disabilities, abilities, and identities.

EDST0315A-S14

CRN: 21234

Elem Mathematics and Science

Teaching of Mathematics and Science in the Elementary School
This course is an examination of current theory, research, methods, and materials of elementary school mathematics and science. In addition to the classes and lab, students will participate in a field experience of observing and helping out in elementary school classes in the Middlebury area (approximately 24 hours). Development of an individual education studies website will also be required. Students will construct a working knowledge of assessment and the scope and sequence of mathematics and science skills, concepts, and dispositions; how children learn mathematics and science; effective teaching skills and strategies; and the role of the national and Vermont standards in teaching and learning mathematics and science. 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab

EDST0315Z-S14

CRN: 21235

Elem Mathematics and Science
Lab

Teaching of Mathematics and Science in the Elementary School
This course is an examination of current theory, research, methods, and materials of elementary school mathematics and science. In addition to the classes and lab, students will participate in a field experience of observing and helping out in elementary school classes in the Middlebury area (approximately 24 hours). Development of an individual education studies website will also be required. Students will construct a working knowledge of assessment and the scope and sequence of mathematics and science skills, concepts, and dispositions; how children learn mathematics and science; effective teaching skills and strategies; and the role of the national and Vermont standards in teaching and learning mathematics and science. 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab

EDST0318A-S14

CRN: 21236

Middle/Secondary Ed Methods

Teaching and Learning in Secondary Schools
This course emphasizes the knowledge and skills necessary for effective teaching at the secondary level. Starting from a foundation in the liberal arts, students will develop lesson and unit plans based on instructional models that reflect "best practice" and that are grounded in key concepts from their respective disciplines. Concerns regarding "classroom management" will be addressed as opportunities to design challenging and engaging curriculum. Students will be required to integrate technology into meaningful, academic inquiry. This course requires 3 hrs/week of observation in local schools. 3 hrs. lect.

EDST0500A-S14

CRN: 21228

Independent Project

Independent Project
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EDST0500C-S14

CRN: 21230

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

EDST0500D-S14

CRN: 21231

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

EDST0500E-S14

CRN: 21232

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)