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Sara L. Goering
EDUC 401
Seattle Campus

Practicum in Community Service Activity

Tutoring and teaching experiences in a school or community service organization. Placement made according to participant interests and needs. Participation on a predetermined schedule plus scheduled orientation and debriefing sessions are required. Offered: AWSp.

Class description

In this seminar, students explore various methods for introducing philosophy to K-12 students. The seminar focuses on ways in which to establish "communities of philosophical inquiry" in classrooms, and students will develop an understanding of how to inspire philosophical discussions with pre-college students. The emphasis is on learning by doing, with students facilitating philosophy sessions in local public schools. UCars are available for transportation to and from schools. Thursdays, 4-5:20 pm, taught by Sara Goering and David Shapiro. Credits for the class are credit/no credit as follows: 2 credits: 20 hrs in the classroom per quarter, including travel time (one hour per session) 3 credits: 40 hrs in the classroom per quarter, including travel time (one hour per session) 4 credits: 60 hrs in the classroom per quarter, including travel time (one hour per session) 5 credits: 80 hrs in the classroom per quarter, including travel time (one hour per session) TEXT: TBA

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Annette R. Bernier
Date: 01/31/2013