Catalogue 2014 - 2015

ED 561 Entering the Profession of Teaching


1 cr.

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce students to the profession and practice of teaching. Topics that will be addressed include learning theory, philosophies of education with a view towards articulating a personal philosophy, social justice and critical pedagogy lesson planning, and strategies for becoming a reflective practitioner. Course content will be explored through use of professional readings, media, presentations, discussion (whole class and small group), simulations field based experiences, and organized debate. Students will be assigned field placements (where needed) in conjunction with this class.