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EDU 150 Education in America

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    Great Intro to the Subject

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    Apr 02, 2017
    | Would not recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    Honestly, I do not remember much from this course, except for sleeping in class.

    Course highlights:

    I remember a lot of confusion about assignments and the content we were supposed to be learning.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Don't stress yourself out over this course. Focus your energy on other courses that will be more practical.

    • Fall 2017
    • Dr. Abebe
    • Yes
    • Many Small Assignments Participation Counts
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    Mar 01, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Most students dislike this class, so if you do too, don't despair. The material can seem confusing or overwhelming, and Dr. Abebe's teaching style is unlike any other professor I've had. But this course helps you decide early: is education the field where you belong?

    Course highlights:

    I found the textbook confusing, the professor intimidating, and the 8:00 a.m. time slot absolutely grueling. A majority of my classmates agreed. We all bemoaned class and longed to skip when the alarm clock beeped far too early for comfort. However, the Thursday morning lab (at an even earlier hour—horrors!) proved to most in the class that the impending strain of a credit-heavy education major would be rewarded after graduation with a demanding but incredibly fulfilling career. I was not one of those students. I hated the lab, so I was able to change my major as a freshman, before four years of work went to waste the way education majors sometimes do at other schools.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Pay attention to the handouts. Don't expect all of the professor's anecdotes to tie into the reading or handouts in a clear or understandable way. Remember that his background is culturally a different world from yours, which is where some discomfort or flat-out confusion can come from.

    • Fall 2014
    • Dr. Abebe
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Participation Counts
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    Jan 14, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    This is an education course that is required for all education majors, but it is a course that provides experience and knowledge about educating the future generation. This course has lecture times that is about the laws a teacher must know, or else they may be fired or sued. The professor teaches about important information that involves dos and don'ts, best instructional strategies, and philosophy. Also, this course has lab time that is going to a local elementary or middle school class and observing the teacher and class. This experience expanded my knowledge of "how to be" a teacher because I saw first hand what its is like to be a teacher (a much different experience​ than being the student in the classroom).

    Course highlights:

    My highlight of this course was definitely lab time, this time made me love the idea of being a teacher so much more and gave me the experience of teaching very early on in my college years. This experience is important because choosing what you want to do with your life is so difficult and overwhelming​, but being able to taste a little bit of what you're thinking about doing the rest of your life is refreshing.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    This class is not overwhelming ​unless you do not do the work. This course could be easy and helpful if you put the time and effort into it at the beginning instead of waiting till the end. I would recommend at least skimming chapters before the discussion because it will help you get the most out of the lecture as possible. But mainly if you do the work and put in the effort, you will succeed.

    • Fall 2016
    • Dr. Abebe
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments Requires Presentations

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