Monday, November 24, 2014

Education Classes, Winter 2015

ECFS 200 Introduction to Early Childhood and Family Studies (3) I&S
TTh 830-950 AM
Explores current practices, programs, and research in the field of early childhood and family studies. Topics include: child development, early childhood education, parenting and family support, mental health, poverty, and other risk factors.

ECFS 495 The Politics of Pre-K (3) 
Th 4:30 – 6:50 PM
Examines public policies and politics behind the expansion of high quality early education by examining latest research, policy conversations, and political strategies.

EDUC 210 Education and the Playfield (3) I&S
TTh 1030-1150 AM 
Examines the intersection of education and sport from early childhood to college experiences. Explores educational themes related to physical development, sport's influence on individual and community development.

TTh 930-1120 AMExplores education pedagogy through a series of interactive creativity exercises derived from design studio methods and practices. Exercises encourage and challenge participants to see their education from diverse perspectives.

EDUC 305 The Purpose of Public Schools in a Democracy (5) I&S
TTh 830-1050 AM
Explores issues and questions pertaining to public schools in a democratic society through directed readings, dialogue, individual and group projects designed to engage students with a series of crucial issues in public schools.

MW 1130 AM-120 PM
 Provides the opportunity to read and discuss educational issues with other students and faculty and to learn of opportunities in the College of Education programs.

EDUC 403 Cool Science Education (3 credits) C/NC
TTh 1:30-2:50 PM
This 2-quarter sequence course will involve focus on teaching science in informal afterschool settings to middle school students. Open to UW Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors.

EDPSY 304 Learning and Teaching in our Changing World: Insights from Experience and Research (5) I&S
MW 830-1050 AM
Explores human learning in the educational setting. Cognition, development, learning, motivation, affective processes, and socialization. Emphasis on skills in influencing classroom learning and discipline.

EDPSY 402 Child Development and Learning (5) I&S
TTh 1130 AM-1:50 PM Uses readings, discussions, naturalistic observations, and "virtual" children to understand the different ways children develop - physically, cognitively, social-emotionally, in language and literacy, and in approaches to learning

EDPSY 404 Adolescent Development (5) 
MW 1130 AM-150 PM
Prerequisite: EDPSY 402 or similar
Discusses multiple domains of adolescent development and the contextually situated nature of adolescence. Implications for educators, policy makers, and others who serve the needs of adolescents.

EDPSY 490 Basic Educational Statistics (3) NW, QSR
Measures of central tendency and variability, point & interval estimation, linear correlation, hypothesis testing.

EDPSY 491 Intermediate Educational Statistics (3) QSR 
MW 430-550
PrerequisiteEDPSY 490  
Covers intermediate-level concepts and emphasizes understanding appropriate use of methods, conducting analyses using software, and correctly interpreting statistical results. Includes SPSS/PASW software instruction.

EDSPE 414 Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education I&S (3) I&S
M 430-650
Provides a comprehensive overview of major aspects of the field of early childhood special education. Theoretical foundations and implementation are presented in an approach that integrates theory, research, and practice.

EDC&I 351 Teaching as a Profession (5) I&S, DIV
TTh 1130 AM-150
Explores what becoming a teacher means, assesses the organizational structure of teaching as a career and profession, examines social attitudes about education and the work of teachers, and thinks about teaching as social justice work.

EDC&I 352 Teaching to Change the World (5) I&S Barajas-Lopez
MW 1130 AM-150 PM
Examines how value structures and political decisions affect systems of education. Encourages students to see education and a vantage point for their past and possible future experiences in education.