ED100-52 INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION
When I do not know myself, I cannot know who my students are. I will see them through a glass darkly, in the shadows of my unexamined life—and when I cannot see them clearly, I cannot teach them well. —Parker J. Palmer (1998)
The emphasis of ED100 is on the teacher as a self-reflective practitioner. The course presents an introduction to critical issues in education including the person as a teacher, criteria for effective teaching, and effective school settings. Class and individual field experiences in local schools are included. ED100 is a prerequisite for admission to teacher education.
Class meeting time: Thursday: 8:00-10:40
Location: Dolan East (DE) 138
William Ayers (2010) To Teach: The Journey, in Comics. New York : Teachers College Press.
Alan S. Canestrari, Bruce A. Marlowe (2012) Educational foundations : an anthology of critical readings. 3rd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
ED100 Course Goals
- Provide an overview of education as a field of study
- Provide an overview of JCU Teacher Education Program
- Self-assess personal, professional career goals
ED100 Learning Outcomes
- Personal Philosophy of Education – Through reflection, analysis and synthesis of research, blog entries, course readings, and discussions, write an essay expressing your beliefs about education.
- CourseBlog – Maintain a weblog to further your reflective and analytical abilities in the context of the field of education.
- FieldBlog – Following each classroom visit to observe learning activities with children, document your experiences and observations in a written FieldBlog.
- Clinical Teaching Experience – With your collaborative group, plan and engage the class in a learning experience.
- Alignment of Learning Outcomes & Goals: ED100 | DESP | JCU
- Department of Education | Mission & Conceptual Framework
- Statement on Discrimination, Sexual Harassment & Bias
- Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion