This class was tough.
For anyone who is in the secondary education program, EDFN 306 is a requirement. As such, I would highly recommend taking this course with Prof. Makris. Although, there is a lot of work to be done throughout the course, as well as making sure you get your student observations done, Prof. Makris will work with you to make sure you have more than enough time and more than enough prepared to get the assignments done.
The great part about this course are the weekly postings that are required online. These postings will allow you to bounce ideas off of other class mates in regards to the topics covered in class, as well as get your questions answered if you were not sure about anything that was covered in class. Also, the weekly class discussions are effective in making sure that everyone understands the material, and what is expected of the assignments.
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Advice for students:
Make sure that you have the material read before the start of every class sessions. Don't wait till Sunday to have all the work done. The most effective way to approach this class, as well as any other class, is to make sure your work is done ahead of time according to the syllabus. That way, if you have any questions you can direct that to the professor, or your classmates during the class discussions. 12+ hours a week isn't much when you think about it as I got an A in the class and every day I put in about 3 hours to make sure all the reading was done, as well as going back on the material to take notes. Taking notes will be essential on the readings to ensure that you get a good grade on the tests.