ED100-51 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.
This course is meeting in person
Class meeting time: Tuesday / Thursday: 9:30-10:45
Location: OC 211
Professor David Shutkin
The New Teacher Book: Finding purpose, balance, and hope during your first years in the classroom. Edited By Linda Christensen, Stan Karp, Bob Peterson, Moé Yonamine. Publication Date: March 8, 2019. ISBN: 9780942961034. 3rd edition.
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 essays expressing your beliefs about education.
- Course WebLog – 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 learning circle, plan and engage the class in a series of learning experiences.