ESE 514: Program Planning & Design

Synonym:

81480 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Elizabeth McCann

Credits:

3

Seats:

16

Semester:

Spring 2012

Meeting Schedule:

Fridays 1/13 - 5/4 (8:00AM-10:59AM)

Description:

Competency Areas: Students who entered Fall 2010 and later: EE - Required; ASJS, CB, Cert, SDS, SDCC - Methods or elective
Restricted to ES Env Ed students from December 5 - 11; open to all ES students on December 12.

This course introduces program development techniques for youth and adult environmental education activities in non-formal contexts. Designing educational programs is an extremely creative process, filled with controversies and dilemmas. It is a political, philosophical, and theoretical process. In this class, we will analyze, critique, and redesign both the explicit and hidden curriculum of a variety of materials as we attempt to resolve our conflicting conceptions of program planning and develop our own philosophy of curriculum design. Consider this course as a way to help you move further along with your own questions and concerns about curriculum design and as an opportunity to twist, stretch, and flip your current understanding of what it means to design educational programs.