EDUC 4940

EDUC 4940

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

The department teaches "trial" courses under this number. Offerings vary by semester and will be advertised by the department before the semester starts. Courses offered under this number will be approved by the department curriculum committee, and the same course is not offered more than twice under this number.

When Offered Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one field studies.

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • Topic: Learning City & Sustainability

  • 18065EDUC 4940  LEC 001

  • A Learning City~Learning Locality cultivates an ecosystem of learning opportunities for inquirers of all ages, interests, and backgrounds. Building on the strengths of people and place, a Learning City~Learning Locality promotes inclusive thinking, creativity and problem-solving among leaders, learners, artists, educators and neighbors. Studies have shown that lifelong learners—i.e. people who develop an ongoing habit of pursuing new knowledge, skills and attitudes in a variety of contexts and settings— are better equipped to mitigate impact and adapt to change in their environments. As a growing movement, the Global Network of Learning Cities advances local achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and facilitates exchange and local-to-local interaction among communities around the world. Be part of history-in-the-making with this first course on Learning Cities and SDGs to be offered in the U.S. In addition to participatory, weekly studio-seminars, this community-engaged course includes one credit for work with area partners for a total of 4 credits. Students will be matched to a fieldwork opportunity based on their schedules. Limited to 16 students.

  • Topic: Learning City & Sustainability

  • 18066EDUC 4940  FLD 801

    • TBA
    • Raymer, A

  • FLD 801 is for the engaged learning component with area partners; students will be matched to an opportunity that meets their schedules, and this FLD component is not associated with regularly occurring meetings.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Opt NoAud

  • Topic: Teaching English to Adult Learners

  • 19063EDUC 4940  LEC 002

  • What is it like to live in a country, but not feel able to communicate clearly with people around you? How is learning a new language as an adult different from childhood language learning? What do teaching and learning look like, when the teacher and learner do not share the same language to use as their means of communication? Through reflections on readings, simulations, roleplays, and weekly fieldwork with an adult English Language Learner partner, students will consider these questions to deepen their understanding of what it means to learn a language as a non-native speaker. Students will apply TESOL methodologies to the needs of their learning partner and receive feedback from learning partners, classmates, and instructors on their lesson planning and delivery in order to strengthen their teaching practice. In the process, students and adult learning partners will also learn from each others’ situated experiences, and increase their awareness of educational, social, political, and economic issues involved in global migrations and language learning. Outcomes: By the end of this course, students will... 1. Recognize the unique challenges experienced by English Language Learners in the United States. 2. Evaluate recognized TESOL frameworks and methods. 3. Develop original lesson plans that effectively address a specific English Language Learner’s needs in multiple areas, including speaking, reading, writing, listening, grammar, pronunciation and/or specific content areas. 4. Practice implementing lessons and activities with an English Language Learner partner.