This class will examine major issues in education. The topics will include international differences in education, educational inequality, dropping out, the teaching labor force, why we have college, cognitive psychology in the classroom, and more. Each student will attend one meeting per week with me and one other student.
Format: tutorial; This hybrid class will be taught synchronously. Students will be matched up in pairs, and hopefully pairs can be arranged such that if a student wants to meet in person they can be paired with another student who wants to meet in person. Meetings will last one hour. Attendance will be required.
Grading: no pass/fail option,
no fifth course option
You will be required to submit a paper (5-7 pages) every other week. The alternate weeks you will read your partner's paper and write a reaction paper. The assignments will include non-fiction books, journal articles, podcasts, and documentaries. You will also be asked to find additional sources to write about in your papers. Evaluation will be based on papers, reaction papers, and participation.
PSYC 221 or 222, or permission of instructor
COGS Interdepartmental Electives
PSYC Area 2 - Cognitive Psychology
TEAC Teaching Sequence Courses