Academic Lectures / Courses
Still need a CAS (former H&SS) Mid-Level Required Elective?
Department / Organization: Teach@Mines
Dynamic Teaching and Educational Psychology and Assessment both qualify!
Ed Psych & Assessment: SCED333/533 3credits Tues 5:00–6:15P&6:30–7:45P An explosive growth in research on how people learn has revealed many ways to improve teaching and catalyze learning at all ages. The purpose of this course is to present this new science of learning so that educators can creatively translate the science into exceptional practice. This course covers field-defining learning theories ranging from behaviorism to cognitive psychology to social psychology and some lesser-known theories exceptionally relevant to practice, such as arousal theory. Together the theories, evidence, and strategies can be combined endlessly to create original and effective learning plans and the means to know if they succeed.
DYNAMIC TEACHING: Motivation, Classroom Mngt., Differentiation of Inst.: SCED363/563 3credits–Mon 5:30-7:30P Online Effective teaching is a dynamic process that requires the instructor to motivate, manage, and vary instruction for all learners in the classroom. The purpose of this course is to prepare future educators to be able to motivate students, manage classroom behavior, and differentiate their instruction so that all students can learn. This course will cover the field-defining theories of motivation, classroom management, and differentiation. Additionally, this course will introduce research-based practices that can be used to create learning environments where students are motivated and given the tools to be successful in their individual learning.