Susan B. Nolen
Advanced seminar on selected topics in educational psychology. A critical appraisal of current research. Prerequisite: advanced degree work in educational psychology. Offered: AWSpS.
This is an advanced seminar for students with a background in motivation or sociocultural theory. We will investigate connections among identity, motivation, and engagement, largely from sociocultural/situative perspectives. I will set readings for the first couple of meetings, then the seminar will make decisions about the directions we will take in our work together.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Seminar: reading and discussion.
At least one course in either motivation (e.g., EDPSY 528) or sociocultural theory (or a course that emphasizes sociocultural theory). This course is especially appropriate for students whose own research or research plans involve motivation or identity issues.
Class assignments and grading
This is a variable credit course, with different responsibilities for each level of credit: 1 credit = read, attend, discuss actively 2 credits = sames as 1 credit plus lead one session 3 credits = same as 1 credit plus a written product to be negotiated with the instructor