EDP 629: Critical Skills for Critical Times

Synonym:

85854 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Lynne Williams

Credits:

3

Seats:

18

Semester:

Fall 2012

Meeting Schedule:

TBA (TBA)

Description:

Competency Area: Educational & Social Policy (Critical Skills designated course)

Success in school, and the world beyond, depends not only on what students know, but also on what they can do and what they are like. This course focuses on the critical skills and fundamental dispositions (problem-solving, organization, collaboration, self-direction, curiosity and wonder) that form the foundation for both student learning and success outside school. We will determine the skills and dispositions most essential to the dynamic world in which we live, focus on what these capacities look, sound, and feel like in the classroom and how we as teachers can begin to foster these behaviors in the students.