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EDUC 141 Schooling in American Society

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    Great Intro to the Subject

    A Few Big Assignments

    Lots of Writing

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    Dec 18, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Whether or not you are considering becoming a teacher, this course gives you a strong idea of what goes on in the average American classroom and what issues are arising currently in the education field.

    Course highlights:

    I loved Professor Baynum! She is the head of the Education licensing program at Hollins. Each class, we were able to have meaningful conversation on the readings and on the presentations given by fellow classmates. I learned a great deal of basic information about pedagogy and the education system in general. Baynum was very flexible, yet graded every student equally. Every student in the class gave two large presentations. One presentation was on a philosopher of education and the second was on a controversial issue in education. All in all, this course was enjoyable and I walked away with a grip of relevant knowledge.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Buy the book. Yes, it is expensive, but you will have weekly readings and reflections on the chapter readings. Also, actually put effort into the reflections for each chapter. Write about something you care about, while still keeping the reflection relevant to the chapter. For one reflection, the chapter was on technology in the classroom, so I wrote a reflection on technology integration in the special education classroom and its benefits. Take the course seriously and you will learn loads!

    • Fall 2016
    • Baynum
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Lots of Writing A Few Big Assignments
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    Dec 21, 2015
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course for students interested in pursuing education. As a prospective teacher, it helped me realized if I truly wanted to teach. This course provides introductory knowledge to the education system, educational reforms and various teaching styles. This course is prefect for active students. The professor keeps your interest with weekly presentations, thoughtful discussions and field work.

    Course highlights:

    The highlight of this course was the required 10 hours observation field log. This assignment enabled me to observe teachers in a classroom setting. During this observation, I spoke with teachers and gained insight into the challenges of becoming and being a teacher.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    This course is an introduction to the education program at Hollins. If you plan on becoming a teacher, prepare to take two tests: Praxis 1 and VCLA. These tests will help you gain entry into the educational program at Hollins. Treat this course as you would your job: gain as much experience and knowledge as you can because you never know, it might help you during your teaching assistant or student teaching jobs in the future!

    • Fall 2015
    • RebeckahCox
    • Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments Participation Counts

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