Education Courses Spring 2004

Experienced Educators Program
Integrated Learning & Waldorf Program


Experienced Educators Program


EDP 599
Action Research & Educational Change

(formerly Educational Research & Educational Change)
Competency Area: Education & Social Policy
Restricted to Experienced Educator students; others by written permission of Program Director attached to or on registration form.

This course will introduce students to the theory and strategies behind action research and will enable them to begin work on selecting an appropriate topic for their Master’s Projects and to develop a proposal for their project. Strategies for framing a question, collecting data and determining samples will be part of the discussion. Methods of quantitative and qualitative research will be discussed and the relationship of purpose to method examined. Emphasis will be on the living, changing nature of qualitative research during the process of developing the Master’s Project Proposal.

Section C: Keene 2003 Cluster 1: Jane Miller
Section D: Keene 2003 Cluster 2: Peter Eppig
Time: Fridays, January 16, February 6 and March 5,
5:00 – 8:00 pm and
Saturdays, January 17, February 7 and March 6,
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Maximum: 18 per section
Credits: 2


EDP 600
Contemporary Social & Political Issues in Education

(Formerly Education in Social & Political Context)
Competency Area: Education & Social Policy

 

Sections C&D:
Restricted to Experienced Educator students; others by written permission of Program Director attached to or on registration form.

This course will look at the context for schooling in America in the twenty-first and latter half of the twentieth centuries. We will look at the relationship between what is happening in society and public education; we will also look at the forces both within and outside the school that direct and constrain the process of education. We will pay particular attention to the role of the teacher in the patterns of teaching, learning, determining curricula and governance that characterize schools.

Section C: Keene 2003 Cluster 1: Judy Coven
Section D: Keene 2003 Cluster 2: Susan Dreyer
Time: Fridays, April 2 & 23 and May 21,
5:00 – 8:00 pm and
Saturdays, April 3 & 24 and May 22,
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Maximum: 18 per section
Credits: 2

Section E:
Restricted to Experienced Educators School Choice Cluster; others by written permission of Program Director attached to or on registration form.

The socio-cultural contexts of K-12 teaching are ever shifting – Society’s expectations for schools and the roles that teachers are expected to assume are best understood in relation to the social, cultural, political, and historical contexts from which they arise. We will explore ways in which these multiple and overlapping contexts influence teachers’ work in educational settings – building perspective on what makes organizations and innovative approaches work. We will look at the current relationship between society and public education, with a particular focus on standards and accountability and on issues of school choice. We will also look at the forces within and outside the school that direct and constrain the processes of education.

Section E: School Choice Cluster: Laura Thomas
Time: Fridays, April 2 & 23, and May 21,
4:30 – 7:30 pm and
Saturdays, April 3 & 24, and May 22
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Maximum: 18
Credits: 2


EDT 611
Learning Theory

Competency area: Theoretical and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Restricted to Experienced Educators School Choice Cluster; others by written permission of Program Director attached to or on registration form.

How do children think and learn? What is intelligence? What is the role of emotion in education? How do biology and the environment interact to create a unique human mind? Developmental theories abound – Piaget, Vygotsky, Erikson, Kohlberg, Kegan, Gilligan