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EDST0115A-S13

CRN: 21370

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-S13

CRN: 22529

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.

EDST0185A-S13

Cross-Listed As:
CRWR0185A-S13

CRN: 22268

Writing For Children

Writing for Children and Young Adults
This course is an introduction to writing for children and young adults through analysis of model short fiction and novels, and regular discussion of student writing. We will focus on craft and form with particular attention to the demands of writing for a young audience. Emphasis will be on composition and revision. 3 hrs. lect.

EDST0226A-S13

Cross-Listed As:
ENAM0226A-S13

CRN: 22270

Boarding School Fiction & Fact
Please register via ENAM 0226A

The Boarding School in Fiction and Fact
From Tom Brown's School Days to Prep, writers have commemorated the boarding school experience. Through studying novels, short stories, memoir excerpts, and films, we will identify recurring archetypes and consider how these have changed over time. We will examine the reciprocal relationship between these schools and society. Do these schools have an agenda beyond their professed ones? How do they contribute to the formation of social power structures? We will look at not only the traditional Anglo-American experience but also that of Native Americans, Chinese, Indian, and others. Readings will include works by John Knowles, P. G. Wodehouse, Curtis Sittenfeld, Anita Shreve, and Han Han. (This course is not open to students who have taken ENAM/EDST 1019)

EDST0315A-S13

CRN: 21374

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-S13

CRN: 21375

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-S13

CRN: 21376

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.

EDST0375A-S13

CRN: 21993

International Education

International and Cross Cultural Education
Who gets to own knowledge? Who can acquire it? How do we construct advantage and disadvantage? Comparative and international education examines the intersection of culture and education and the ways they are inextricably related through history, politics, and literature. In this course we will explore major concepts, trends, and methodologies across disciplines, focusing on the effects of globalization, the maintenance and dissolution of borders, the commodification of knowledge, the social creation of meaning, and the consequences of those constructions. We will examine global educational traditions and realities on the ground in case studies of Western and developing nations.

EDST0420A-S13

CRN: 21752

Education for Sustainability

Education for Sustainability
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. sem.

EDST0500A-S13

CRN: 21365

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

EDST0500B-S13

CRN: 21366

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

EDST0500C-S13

CRN: 21367

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

EDST0500D-S13

CRN: 21368

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

EDST0500E-S13

CRN: 21369

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)