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173x1x_S07_syllabus - Syllabus for EDSC 173-01 San Jose...

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Syllabus for EDSC 173-01 San Jose State University Spring 2007 3 units Psychological Foundations of Secondary Education Mondays 7:00-9:45pm, SH 313 Instructor: Dr. Katya Karathanos E-mail: [email protected] Office: SH 323 Office Hours: Tues, 9am-12pm; Wed, 3-5pm; Phone: (408) 924-3770 and by appointment Required Text: Reader: Psychological Foundations of Secondary Education. Available at Maple Press: 481 E. San Carlos St. (between 10 th & 11 th St.), San Jose; phone: (408) 297-1000. Secondary Education Department Main Office: Email: [email protected] Location: SH 301 Phone: (408) 924-3755 Fax: (408) 924-3775 Address: One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0074 Course Website: http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty_and_staff/faculty_detail.jsp?id=1771 Note: An easy way to access the website is to go to www.sjsu.edu, click on “more quick links”, type in “karathanos” and click on my name. Course Description and Objectives: EDSC 173 includes “Application of developmental, cognitive, and sociocultural theories of adolescent psychology and culture as a rationale for teaching and learning.” Essential questions addressed in this course include: How do people learn and develop? How can my teaching and classroom environment support learning for understanding? How can learning theory inform my practice? Specifically, by the end of the semester, credential candidates will be able to: 1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of theories and principles of adolescent cognition, learning, and development. (TPE 4,6,7) 2. Begin to uncover and articulate their assumptions, questions, and understandings about how students learn and effective principles of teaching (TPE 12,13) 3. Construct instructional objectives and lesson plans that are developmentally and grade- appropriate and challenge students to utilize higher order thinking skills. (TPE 5,6,7,8,9) 4. Apply key theories/principles presented in the course to develop a philosophy of learning and teaching that is sensitive to and reflective of issues of diversity and multiculturalism. (TPE, 4,6,7) 5. Apply psychological principles to the development and/or modification of curriculum materials and teaching practices that foster inclusiveness for all learners. (TPE 1,4,6,7,8,9) 6. Articulate the rationale and theory underlying instructional approaches and strategies that actively engage and make content accessible to learners with differential needs (including English Language Learners). (TPE 4,6,7) 7. Assess students' current levels of skill and understanding and to make decisions about what students are ready to learn and how they can best be taught. (TPE 2,3) 8. Create emotionally safe learning environments where students can take risks, develop confidence, and grow emotionally and academically. (TPE 4,7,) 9. Evaluate the impact of school culture and students’ culture on learning. (TPE 8,10,11) 10. Utilize knowledge of how students' expectations for success and interests in learning can influence motivation .
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