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In this class we will read scientific articles about two interrelated topics. One is societal issues in schooling, such as fads, charter schools, tracking, dropping out, international differences, and segregation. The other is principles in the cognitive psychology of learning, such as desirable difficulty, that can be used to improve educational practice.
Grading: yes pass/fail option,
yes fifth course option
daily quizzes, 3 presentations, 2 annotated bibliographies, 2 research papers, 1 essay, and class participation
PSYC 221 or 222, or permission of instructor
COGS Interdepartmental Electives
PSYC Area 2 - Cognitive Psychology
TEAC Teaching Sequence Courses