Susan B. Nolen
Advanced seminar on selected topics concerned with human development and socialization processes. Emphasis placed upon empirical research and its theoretical underpinnings in such areas as cognitive development, moral development and education, self-concept development, and related concerns. Prerequisite: graduate standing in College of Education or instructor permission.
This year the advanced seminar will look into issues of culture and motivation. We will consider culture broadly, including both macro and micro views, including potentially issues of ethnicity, race, disability, nationality as well as the culture of a classroom or organization. The specific issues we discuss will be determined by the seminar members.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Seminar: readings and discussion, shared responsibility for leading discussion.
This seminar is for those who have a background in either cultural studies or motivation, or both. Background in sociocognitive or sociocultural views of learning or motivation, identity theories or discourse theories is helpful.
Class assignments and grading