11.124 Introduction to Education: Looking Forward and Looking Back on Education

11.124 (Fall)
Introduction to Education: Looking Forward and Looking Back on Education
Prof. E. Klopfer (klopfer@mit.edu)

One of two introductory subjects on teaching and learning science and mathematics in a variety of K-12 settings. Topics include education and media, education reform, the history of education, simulations, games, and the digital divide. Students gain practical experience through weekly visits to schools, classroom discussions, selected readings, and activities to develop a critical and broad understanding of past and current forces that shape the goals and processes of education, and explores the challenges and opportunities of teaching. Students work collaboratively and individually on papers, projects, and in-class presentations.

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