ED 523 - Teaching Methods in Secondary Education
Provides an exploration of methods for planning, management, and teaching in secondary classrooms. Issues of effective teaching are brought to the forefront through examples and case studies. The course applies the best current knowledge about pedagogy directly to classroom experiences, promoting understanding of the connections between research and best practices. Students will do their papers, observations, and final project in the particular content area of their desired teaching specialization.
Prerequisites & Notes
NOTE: This course is not available from May through August.
Assignments: 5 Units
Final Assessment: Final Project
Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:
- Articulate and evaluate the influences of your own past experiences on current or future classroom decisions, attitudes, and beliefs.
- Formulate a clear, personal philosophy of teaching.
- Develop ways of observing and describing what goes on in classrooms.
- Articulate and evaluate the complex influences of a teacher upon the learning and social development of his/her students.
- Understand current educational research.
- Define and develop effective teaching practices, including strategies for planning, instruction, management, and assessment.
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