Course Content and Outcome Guide for ED 224
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- Curriculum Office
- Course Number:
- ED 224
- Course Title:
- Foundations of Education
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Course DescriptionProvides an overview of the history and current issues in the field for K-12 education including the impact of philosophy on practice. Prerequisites: RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
* Use global and historical perspectives, philosophical concepts, and educational views to articulate evolving teaching philosophies of their own;
* Use knowledge of the organization and management of the k-12 education system at a local, state, and national level to appropriately access resources;
* Relate specific educational practices in teaching and organization/management to philosophical theories and practical considerations in order to engage in professional collaborations;
* Connect issues of current and historical relevance to the field of education (e.g., diversity, accountability, standards, assessment, local vs. state vs. national control, funding) to professional daily practice.
* Meet the following required statewide outcomes for Foundations of Education to successfully apply them to professional practice:
1. Describe the qualities and characteristics that are necessary for one to be a professional and effective educator.
2. Identify the roles, responsibilities and ethical expectations of teachers in today's schools.
3. Understand the multiple purposes of schooling in America.
4. Develop an initial personal philosophy of education through examination of different schools of thought.
5. Explain how major social, cultural, economic, and political forces have impacted and continue to impact education.
6. Describe the diversity found in today's students, e.g. culture, race, ability, gender, language, community and economic class.
7. Understand the relationship of diversity to educational access and societal equity.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Student progress will be evaluated and criteria will be developed for assigning a course grade using the following tools:
- responses to reading assignments;
- completion of a written philosophy of education;
- completion and presentation of a comprehensive portfolio designed to demonstrate the student’s knowledge and skills to date as related to specific outcomes in the field of education (depending on the career goals of the student);
- and participation in group and class discussion and activities.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
In addition the students will demonstrate
The primary purpose of the Course Content and Outcome Guide is to provide
faculty a SAC approved outline of the course. It is not intended to replace
the Course Syllabus, which details course content and requirements for students.