ED 200 Syllabus (Spring 2020) Online

Foundations of Education

ED. 200
Spring Quarter 2020
Instructor: Dr. Dana Ulveland
Office: ED 227
e-mail: ulvelad@wou.edu

Office Hours and Meeting Times: By Arrangement

 

Course Description

Includes historical foundations of education; education policy and practice; the system alternatives to public education; legal rights and responsibilities of teachers and students; professional development of teachers; student pluralism (bilingual / multicultural, talented and gifted, handicapping conditions, disadvantages students); current issues and effective schools. Topics covered will provide novice educators with a broad picture of education and schooling in the United States, and a basis for informed decision-making regarding the complicated education environment. Through participation in this course, each student will evaluate his/her commitment to becoming a professional practitioner, prepared to be a reflective teacher who will be able to make informed decisions to improve and enhance the environment for children and youth.

 

Course Objectives

A. Understand the difference between schooling and education.
 This includes developing a familiarity with how students learn and how teachers teach.

B. Understand the educational endeavor from your own perspective.

C. Understand how your own personal values can impact the classroom climate and the school community.

D. Get a better idea as to whether or not you think the teaching profession is for you.

E. Know what teachers really do and how they think.
 This includes becoming familiar with the language and concepts used in the teaching profession.

F. Have some understanding of historical, sociological, and philosophical influences on current educational practices.

G. Have a better idea as to how schools are influenced by equity issues (social, gender, cultural, economic, racial and ethnic differences) and language domains.

H. Develop and put into practice a study plan based on current educational research.

 

To see how these outcomes align with standards: OutcomesAlignmentED200

 

Required Evidence Showing That Objectives Have Been Met

Five Written  Responses (First = 15%; Second = 25%; Third = 25%; Fourth = 25%; Fifth = 10% )

Each student is asked to work on a series of written reflective responses to questions provided. These are responses to the content and to questions we are exploring throughout the course. Not only do these reflective responses consider the content at hand, but they help us consider how our responses to, and understanding of, the content might inform our own future teaching.

There will be 5 sets of reflective responses.

**** First Set of Responses Due Friday, April 3 (or ASAP) ****

**** Second Set of Responses Due Monday, April 13 (or earlier) ****

**** Third Set of Responses Due Monday, April 27 (or earlier) *****

**** Fourth Set of Responses Due Monday, May 18 (or earlier) ****

**** Fifth Set of Responses Due Wednesday, June 3 (or earlier) ****

 

Please note: I want you to do well in this class. Please let me know if you are falling behind so that I can help you succeed.

 

Final Grade Assignment

A (96 →100)
A- (91 → 95)
B+ (86 → 90)
B (81→ 85)
B- (76 → 80)
C+ (71 → 75)
C (65 → 70)
C- (60 → 64)
D (30< 59)
F (<30)

 

Text:

All readings will be made available to you. You will not need to buy a text book.

 

Tentative Topics:

History of schooling
Teaching Contracts
Teaching Methods
Media influence
Brain-based Learning
Gifted and Talented
Learning Disabilities
School and Classroom Cultures
Assessment of Student Learning
Discipline
Establishing the Classroom Climate
Working With Your Students’ Families
School Governance and Funding
Working with Colleagues and Parents
Working With Your Students’ Families
School Governance and Funding
Working with Colleagues and Parents
Working With Your Students’ Families
Ethics of Teaching
School Governance and Funding

 

 

Tentative Course Schedule

 

Week 1: March 30 – April 3

*** Click below on Week One: Part 1 to get to the first lecture***

Week One: Part 1

First Set Questions 1 – 6 (End of first set)

**** First Set of Responses Due Friday April 3 (or ASAP)  **** First Set Questions 1 – 6

Week One: Part 2

Second Set Questions 1 – 9

Week One: Part 3

Second Set Questions 10 – 17

Week 2: April 6 – April 10

Week Two: Part 1

Second Set Questions 18-24

Week Two: Part 2

Second Set Questions 25 – 27

Week Two: Part 3

Second Set Questions 28 – 39. (End of Second Set).

Week 3: April 13 – 17

**** Second Set of Responses Due Monday April 13 (or earlier) ****

Week Three: Part 1

Third Set Questions: 1 – 4

Week Three: Part 2

Third Set Questions: 5 – 10

Week Three: Part 3

Third Set Questions: 11 – 21

Week 4: April 20 – 24

Week Four: Part 1

Third Set Questions: 22-23

Week Four: Part 2

Third Set Questions: 24

Week Four: Part 3

Third Set Questions: 25 – 34

(End of Question Set Three)


Week 5: April 27 – May 1

**** Third Set of Responses Due Monday April 27 (or earlier) *****

Week Five: Part 1

Fourth Question Set: 1 – 6

Week Five: Part 2

Fourth Question Set: 7 – 9

Week Five: Part 3

Fourth Question Set: 10 – 14

 

Week 6: May 4 – May 8

Week Six: Part 1

Fourth Question Set: 15 – 20

Week Six: Part 2

Fourth Question Set: 21 – 29

Week Six: Part 3

Fourth Question Set: no questions


Week 7: May 11 – May 15

Week Seven: Part 1

Fourth Question Set 30-31:

Week Seven: Part 2

Fourth Question Set 32-33:

Week Seven: Part 3

Fourth Question Set 34-35:

 

Week 8: May 18 – May 22

**** Fourth Set of Responses Due Monday May 18 (or earlier) ****

Week Eight: Part 1

Fifth Question Set: 1-2

Week Eight: Part 2

Fifth Question Set: 3 – 5

Week Eight: Part 3

No Lecture, no questions. Also known as catch up day. (Not ketchup day!)

Week 9: May 25 – May 29

Week Nine: Part 1

Fifth Question Set: 6 – 8

Week Nine: Part 2

Fifth Question Set: 9 – 11

Week 10: June 1 – June 5

Week Ten: Part 1

**** Fifth Set of Responses Due Wednesday June 3 (or earlier) ****

Week 11: June 8

Final Summary Lecture

 

 

 

 

Accommodations

Students with documented disabilities are entitled under the law to reasonable accommodations. If you have a disability and need accommodations, you should also contact the Office of Disability Services at 503-838-8250.

In this class, the expectation is of mutual respect. Western Oregon University is an inclusive community that celebrates diversity and strives to reflect the diversity of our pluralistic society in our faculty, staff and students. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, class, linguistic background, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, or physical ability. In this class the goal is to establish an environment that values and nurtures individual and group differences and encourages engagement and interaction. Understanding and respecting multiple experiences and perspectives will serve to challenge and stimulate all of us to learn about others, about the larger world and about ourselves. By promoting diversity and intellectual exchange, we will not only mirror society as it is, but also model society as it should and can be.

 

Wolf Connection System

If the instructor determines your performance in this class is placing you at academic risk, you may be referred to Jesse Poole, Western’s Student Success Specialist. Jesse will offer to work with you to address issues and develop a student success strategy. Regardless of whether a referral has or has not been made, you are ultimately responsible for tracking your own progress in this course. If you would like to meet with Jesse regarding any academic struggles you are experiencing, please contact the Academic Advising and Learning Center at 503-838-8428.

 

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