EDR 692: Practicum-Child Study

Synonym:

85857 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Faculty Advisor

Credits:

3

Seats:

18

Semester:

Fall 2012

Meeting Schedule:

TBA (TBA)

Description:

Competency Area: Educational Research

Working with their advisors, students' in this practicum will examine their own teaching practice with a specific focus on the developmental appropriateness and efficacy of their curriculum design and delivery for specific students' or subsets of students' in their classroom or teaching environment. In particular, students' will be asked to observe, reflect and investigate instances where students' are not succeeding as expected and to experiment with developmentally inspired ways to change their practice in order to improve learning outcomes for these students' Whenever possible, students' will be encouraged to do this work in the context of whatever natural professional learning communities already exist in their schools and districts. Advisors will assist students' with the development of a cycle of inquiry related to this project, visit classrooms and help students' with observations and feedback, and help connect teachers with resources specific to the challenge they face. All course work will be conducted online.