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Welcome to EPS 201/202 FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION Professor Jeanne Connell The study of the relationship between school and society. If you missed class on Tuesday, be sure to get a HANDOUT with the basic course information, available upfront. Go to lecture website to obtain the Unit 1 reading assignments (weeks 1-6) and full course information. Questions 2 & 3 will be examined today EPS 201/202: 1. Who should be educated and how? 2. What essential knowledge and values should each student learn in school? 3. Who should control the curriculum and for what purposes ? 4. When, where, and how should education be delivered?
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Course Requirements DATES!! 5 Thursday Lecture Responses (maximum of 10  points) ( 2 pts. each for a total of 10 pts) P/F 10%    Dates for Lecture Writes: 2-10, 3-17, 3-31,   4-7, 4- 14; extras to accommodate for absences: 4-28,  and 5-3. These dates are located on the Reading  Table. 2 Exams 40% Exam 1 (20%)  Monday, Feb. 21 , 7-9 PM Exam 2 (20%)   Monday, April 4, 7-9 PM not the 5 th !
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  “If foundations instruction is to have a genuine impact  on teachers’ meaning construction in professional  practice, the students must be engaged in forming  and articulating meaning for themselves  in their  social foundations coursework” (Tozer, 1993).     Opportunities to articulate meaning:  Short essays on  exams, writing in lecture, and writing in discussion  section. Professor Steven Tozer, UIC Main Author of School and Society EPS 201/202 McGraw-Hill Reader
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    In lecture I will ask you to write and to share  your responses with the class.  Responses include  volunteers and cold call—so be ready . Struggles to write, is struggle with thought itself. Philosopher John Dewey notes that–  “Critical thinking originates in the learner’s  engagement with problems.”  “Students need an environment that encourages  inquiry, exploration, discussion, debate, and ways to  express themselves.”
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2. What essential knowledge and values should each student learn in school? 3. Who should control the curriculum and for what purposes ?
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Knowledge and values? Who is in control? What purposes? What standards should be included in history in Virginia? What do you think about the process of coming to a consensus? Frontline PBS–State of Virginia debates history standards. The committee contains teachers, curriculum specialists, state board of education representatives. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/schools/etc/video.html
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course EPS 202 taught by Professor Connell during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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