CCOG for ED 224 Fall 2023
- Course Number:
- ED 224
- Course Title:
- Foundations of Education
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
- Analyze current and past issues in education through historical, sociological, political, and philosophical lenses.
- Identify the roles, professional responsibilities and ethical/legal expectations of teachers in today’s schools, and link this to individual identity and career goals.
- Describe how perceived differences, combined with unequal distribution of power across economic, social, and political institutions, result in discrimination and inequities in US public K-12 schools.
- Compare and contrast US public education with other educational systems in order to reflect on US educational approaches and practices.
- Explore equity-focused practices regarding curricular approaches, pedagogy and classroom community.
- Develop and articulate an initial personal philosophy of education through self-reflection, examination of different schools of thought and analysis of current needs of today’s students.
Students will have a heightened sense of self as educators, informed by historical, theoretical, cultural and practical issues that have created the US system of education. Students create legacy assignments that can be used beyond this course, in future ED courses. Students will be encouraged to create assignments that draw on their strengths. Legacy assignments could include "how to videos" for future assignments, personal stories, power points, and illustrations of their learning. Students will be motivated to learn from other students.
Course Activities and Design
Course Design: if the course is taught fully online and asynchronously, students work their way through the modules. If the course is taught remotely and synchronously , students also work through modules, and collaborate through group work and presentations.
- Written assignments with options to complete presentations including: video, collage, brochure, visuals, and comics.
- Group discussions
- Group presentations
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Student progress will be evaluated and criteria will be developed for assigning a course grade using the following tools:
Oral and written responses to reading assignments; there will be options for legacy assignments that draw on a student's strengths. Legacy assignments could include "how to videos" for future assignments, personal stories, power points, and illustrations of their learning.
completion of a philosophy of education which reflects on the course content as well as critical self-reflection
Research and report on educational practices around the world
participation in group and class discussion and activities.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Analyze current and past issues in education through historical, sociological, political, and philosophical lenses.
Describe systemic inequities in US schools using historical and contemporary examples
Distinguish educational practices between the US and other countries.
Identify equity-focused practices regarding curricular approaches, pedagogy and classroom community
- Articulate their own philosophy of education which includes self-reflection, examination of different schools of thought and analysis of current needs of today’s students
GUIDELINES FOR CORE OUTCOMES:
In addition the students will demonstrate
COMMUNICATION: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to communicate effectively by determining the purpose of communication; analyzing audience and context to sue appropriate language and modality; and by responding to feedback to achieve clarity, coherence, and effectiveness.
COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to apply scientific, cultural, and political perspectives in understanding the natural and social world and in addressing the consequences of human activity both globally and locally, demonstrating an understanding of social change and social action.
CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to think critically and creatively to solve problems, understanding and using various methods of reasoning and evaluating information and it sources.
CULTURE AWARENESS: Graduates of Portland Community College should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the varieties of human cultures, perspectives, and forms of expressions as well as their own culture's complexities.
PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE: Graduates of Portland Community College should demonstrate mastery in a discipline of profession at a level appropriate to program and transfer requirements through the application of concepts, skills, processes, and technology in the performance of authentic tasks that enhance community involvement and employability.
SELF-REFLECTION: Graduates of Portland Community College should be self-appraising in applying the knowledge and skills they have learned, examining and evaluating personal beliefs and comparing them with the beliefs of others.
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.