EDUC 4040

EDUC 4040

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

Designed to foster development of pedagogical and reflective understanding crucial to good teaching. Students explore what it means to understand and teach through examining key disciplinary topics, which requires rethinking disciplinary knowledge, assessment of learning, and motivation. Required fieldwork (4 hours weekly) focuses on students' understandings of pupils and classroom structures.

When Offered Fall, spring.

Course Attribute (CU-CEL)

  • Navigate state and national standards documents in your discipline/content area, identifying the key factual, conceptual, and process standards.
  • Use big ideas and essential questions (as defined by Wiggins & McTighe) to create engaging contexts for standards-based learning units.
  • Develop performance-based assessments of key learning goals, and rubrics for evaluating student performance on them, that support valid inferences about student mastery.
  • Divide the learning goals of a unit into realistic lesson-size "chunks."
  • Plan and flexibly implement lessons that use the following pedagogies to help students reach well-defined, standards-based goals: discussion, interactive lecture, modeling with gradual release of responsibility, and collaborative, problem-based learning.
  • Arrange a classroom and devise instructions to minimize the likelihood of classroom management problems.
  • Deal with minor classroom disruptions (e.g., a student talking out of turn) smoothly and without making students lose face.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  3966 EDUC 4040   LEC 001

  •  3967 EDUC 4040   LAB 401

  •  3968 EDUC 4040   LAB 402