11.125

About This Project

Introduction to Education: Understanding and Evaluating Education

One of two introductory subjects on teaching and learning science and mathematics in a variety of K-12 settings. Topics include student misconceptions, formative assessment, standards and standardized testing, multiple intelligences, and educational technology. 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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Course Number(s)

11.125

Units

3 - 6 - 3

Term

Spring

Instructor

Prof. Klopfer

Course Designation(s)

HASS-S , HASS-CIH

Prerequisites

None

Category
Courses, Educational Practice and Theory Sequence, On Campus