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Two new courses in the College of Education

Teaching and learning can be found in every profession, as well as in our daily lives as parents, coaches, mentors and citizens.  If you have an interest in education or in teaching and learning in a variety of contexts, both inside and outside the classroom, the College of Education invites you to consider two new courses for Fall 2016. 

EDUC 280 Introduction to Education, Organizations and Communities (2) is a fantastic introductory course for students considering education.  It explores questions such as: What is learning, and where do we learn?  How are adolescents developmentally different from children?  How does the community, policy and cultural context influence educational outcomes?  What are the challenges for establishing equity in education?    What are effective and equitable ways of engaging with the community?

Day/Time: Tuesday 3:30–4:50 p.m.
SLN: 22952
Instructor: Cassady Glass Hastings

EDUC 370 Learning Within and Across Settings (5) focuses on the learning and teaching of both disciplinary and "informal" knowledge, with attention to the kinds of learning that happen within and across settings (outside of schools).  What IS learning and WHERE do we learn? Does changing the context of learning, change the way we "teach"?  This course explores how learning and teaching happen in community centers, performance venues, workplaces, hobbyist groups, museums, and more. Coursework will challenge students to investigate a wider variety of learning goals and participants.

Day/Time: MW 2:30–3:50 p.m.
SLN: 14009
Instructor: Katie Headrick Taylor