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EDST0102A-S12

Cross-Listed As:
WRPR0102A-S12

CRN: 21503

English Lang in Global Context
Please register via WRPR 0102A

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.

EDST0115A-S12

CRN: 21429

Education In America
Education in America

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. (formerly TEDU 0115) 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc.

EDST0115W-S12

CRN: 22405

Education In America
Discussion

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. (formerly TEDU 0115) 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc.

EDST0115X-S12

CRN: 21430

Education In America
Discussion

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. (formerly TEDU 0115) 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc.

EDST0115Y-S12

CRN: 21431

Education In America
Discussion

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. (formerly TEDU 0115) 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc.

EDST0115Z-S12

CRN: 21432

Education In America
Discussion

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. (formerly TEDU 0115) 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc.

EDST0120A-S12

CRN: 22169

Foundations of Peace Education

Foundations of Peace Education
In this course, we will investigate the concept of a "culture of peace" as defined by the United Nations in 1998: “A set of values, attitudes, modes of behavior and ways of life that reject violence and prevent conflicts by tackling their root causes to solve problems through dialogue and negotiation among individuals, groups and nations.” Our focus questions will be: What do we know about the root causes of conflict? What knowledge and skills are required to become skilled negotiators and mediators capable of bringing about a culture of peace? What role can schools play in fostering a culture of peace given the extensive literature that argues that the current institutional structure of schools fosters apathy and fear-conditions unlikely to foster a culture of peace?

EDST0211A-S12

Cross-Listed As:
ENAM0211A-S12

CRN: 21937

Global Literature for Youth
Please register via ENAM 0211A

Global Perspectives on Literature for Youth
Literature in translation, post-colonial English literature, and the literature of immigrants are a growing part of literature available to American children. We will examine literature from Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia originally written in English or in translation. What makes international literature distinct from multicultural literature? Do these literary traditions bridge cultural gaps? What issues arise in translating for children? What is the phenomenon of "Americanization?" What are the implicit and explicit cultural and/or ethnic expectations regarding authorship and criticism in international literature? In this class we will examine these questions through the lens of literature for children.

EDST0225A-S12

CRN: 21513

Scenarios for Teaching Writing

Scenarios for Teaching Writing
The purpose of this course is to understand how composition, reflective practice, and inquiry-based learning come together in K-12 education, in the classroom, and online. Theoretical approaches to the teaching of writing will be put into practice in lesson plans. Students will serve as peer tutors-mentors for ACSU students. Readings will include Cross-Talk in Comp Theory, Composing a Teaching Life, The Art of Teaching Writing, Scenarios for Teaching Writing, and Life-Affirming Acts. (formerly TEDU 0225)

EDST0300A-S12

CRN: 22170

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-S12

CRN: 21433

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. (formerly TEDU 0315) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab

EDST0315Z-S12

CRN: 21434

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. (formerly TEDU 0315) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab

EDST0318A-S12

CRN: 21435

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. (formerly TEDU 0318) 3 hrs. lect.

EDST0405A-S12

CRN: 21440

Elem Student Teach Practicum

Student Teaching in the Elementary School
A semester-long practicum in a local elementary school under the direct supervision of an experienced cooperating teacher. Beginning 2011-2012 fall only. (Corequisite: EDST 0410) (formerly TEDU 0405) (Approval required)

EDST0406A-S12

CRN: 21441

Elem Student Teach Practicum

Student Teaching in Elementary School
See EDST 0405. Beginning 2011-2012 fall only. (formerly TEDU 0406) (Approval required)

EDST0407A-S12

CRN: 21442

Elem Student Teach Practicum

Student Teaching in the Elementary School
See EDST 0405. Beginning 2011-2012 fall only. (formerly TEDU 0407) (Approval required)

EDST0415A-S12

CRN: 21437

Sec Student Teach Practicum

Student Teaching in the Middle School/High School
A semester-long practicum in a local middle or high school under the direct supervision of an experienced cooperating teacher. Beginning 2011-2012 fall only. (Corequisite: EDST 410) (formerly TEDU 0415) (Approval required)

EDST0416A-S12

CRN: 21438

Sec Student Teach Practicum

Student Teaching in the Middle School/High School
See EDST 0415. Beginning 2011-2012 fall only. (formerly TEDU 0416) (Approval required)

EDST0417A-S12

CRN: 21439

Sec Student Teach Practicum

Student Teaching in the Middle School/High School
See EDST 0415. Beginning 2011-2012 fall only. (formerly TEDU 0417) (Approval required)

EDST0420A-S12

CRN: 22173

Environmental Education

Environmental Education in Action
In this seminar we will design environmental education (EE) curricula and community service learning projects for use in public schools or in nonformal educational settings such as nature centers and recreation programs. Students will carry out internships in schools or other community settings in Addison County in order to foster both an enhanced sense of place and a broader perspective on environmental issues. Students will study the evolution, goals, and public attitudes towards EE. Guidelines from the North American Association for Environmental Education will be used to analyze, evaluate, and design EE curricula/projects. 3 hr. seminar

EDST0500A-S12

CRN: 21424

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

EDST0500B-S12

CRN: 21425

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

EDST0500C-S12

CRN: 21426

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

EDST0500D-S12

CRN: 21427

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

EDST0500E-S12

CRN: 21428

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)