Analysis of the portrayal of teaching, schooling and learning in mass media films, including documentary, feature length and emerging platforms. Considers historical, cultural, national and global perspectives on teaching, learning and schooling. Emphasis on identifying factors that contribute to successes as well as failures of schooling within a society. Prerequisites: None.
Overview of digital literacy for identifying the skills needed to become informed users of technology to communicate, instruct, create and think critically with digital tools. Explores how emerging technologies are used to teach and learn across varied educational environments (face-to-face, hybrid, online, etc). Includes skills focused on basic computer operations, productivity software, digital citizenship, instructional practices, information literacy and family and professional partnerships. Discusses current trends and related issues about the use of technology and its impacts in P20 education. Prerequisites: None.
Historical overview of current educational and legal issues for serving English Learners (EL). Comparison and evaluation of various types of language educational models including Structured English Immersion (SEI), Sheltered English Instruction, and bilingual/Dual Language Immersion (DLI). Includes SEI, Sheltered English Instruction, and bilingual/DLI strategies. Prerequisites: None. Course Notes: Approved school-based practicum is required. EDU220 incorporates the 45-clock hour curricular framework for SEI endorsement through the Arizona Department of Education.
Overview of the historical, political, economic, social, and philosophical factors that influence education and make it so complex. Opportunity for students to assess their interest and suitability for teaching. Prerequisites: None. Course Notes: EDU221 requires a minimum of 30 hours of field experience in elementary or secondary classroom environment.
Overview of the exceptional learner with emphasis on factors relating to current practices, identification, characteristics, and educational adaptations. Issues related to mild disabilities, severe disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, intellectual disabilities, and students who are gifted. Prerequisites: None. Course Notes: EDU222 requires an approved field experience.
Examination of the relationship of cultural values to the formation of self-concept and learning styles. Examination of the role of prejudice, stereotyping and cultural incompatibilities in education. Emphasis on teacher preparation (preservice and/or inservice) to offer an equal educational opportunity to students of all cultural groups. Prerequisites: None.
Analysis of K-12 classroom interactions, classroom environment, and classroom management skills from a teacher's point of view. Focus on classroom as a multidimensional environment in which principles of classroom design, communication, management, and resources determine effectiveness. Prerequisites: None. EDU221 suggested but not required. Course Notes: Requires a 20-hour field experience in a K-12 classroom.
The history, functions, organization and current issues in the community/junior college with emphasis on the Arizona community colleges. Includes focus on the design and practice of effective community college teaching and learning with special emphasis on the Maricopa County Community College District. Prerequisites: None.
Unpaid Service-Learning (SL) experience, completed with approved community partner. Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor. Course Notes: EDU282AC may be repeated for a total of six (6) credit hours. Standard grading available according to procedures outlined in catalog.
Review of folk and modern literature from a variety of world cultures, including application of literary criteria to folk and modern literature for children. Prerequisites: None.
Explore the art and origin of storytelling. Provide a variety of storytelling techniques, styles and exercises to enhance the delivery of telling stories. Assist in the integration and application of storytelling to the learning environment in the classroom. Prerequisites: None.
Study of multicultural folktales, exploring the impact of the oral tradition in American society and showing classroom applications. Prerequisites: None.