Rethinking Teaching to Promote Deeper Learning, Jones, Spring 2021
||EDU 5515 C16
|Dates and Times:
||February 1 - May 9, 2021 Online via Google and Google Meet. Tuesday Synchronous Online Meetings from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
||3 Graduate Credits
What is deeper learning? What strategies and structures currently exist in schools that promote this kind of learning? What steps can educators take to allow all students to access instruction like this? During this course, participants will evaluate the traditional, industrial-era education model of education practiced in many middle and high schools by considering case studies of schools working to build a deeper learning culture. By engaging in the literature and in conversations with colleagues, participants will leave with an understanding of what defines a culture of deeper learning and how we can move towards this model of schooling to better support student engagement, motivation, and learning.
Course Goals & Objectives
- Identify instructional practices that are not serving ALL students well
- Reflect on ways to shift away from a teacher-centered model of instruction
- Gain an understanding of the definition of deeper learning
- Develop action steps for implementing deeper learning strategies in your classroom
Costs, if any, for the required readings are not included in the course cost.
Mehta, J. and Fine, S. (2019). In search of deeper learning: The quest to remake the American high school. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
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