IL 3471 - INSTRUCTIONAL ISSUES IN MATH AND SCIENCES EDUCATIONS
The aim of this course is to introduce students to current approaches to understanding and studying instructional practices in mathematics and science education. A historical perspective on the use of observations to document effective teaching will be reviewed. Students will be introduced to recent research on increasing students' agency, authority, and accountability through classroom discourse. Additional topics will include: the impact of high cognitive demand tasks on student learning and fostering equity in instruction. Students will apply course readings to the analysis of classroom artifacts and videotapes.
Mary Kay Stein