This course familiarizes students with the historical, cultural and philosophical infrastructure of the American public education system. Students will also delve into prevailing and historical roles, outlooks, stereotypes, and trademarks that exemplify teaching as a profession.
You will probe the influences of the American educational system. The historical, philosophical, social, and ethical issues facing an assorted society are topics that we will delve into. You will also learn about individual educational systems around the world.
This course unveils to the student the expansive and complex field of public education. It will highlight personal and professional aspects required for rewarding and prosperous teaching. By the end of the course, all students should:
- Know how students’ learning can be motivated
- Grasp how biases and viewpoints can affect teaching
- Relate how schools are organized with communities
- Understand the relevance of contemplation on the educational process
- Promote self-assessment and problem-solving approaches to enhance their practice
- Recount the attributes U.S. schools and some of the issues, trials, and rewards of teaching and learning
- Establish an understanding of how schools outside of the U.S. operate differently
“A CLC award signifies that the student has attained the knowledge, (through either prior education or experience), equal to or greater than the student would have learned in a traditional college course.”
“Based upon your CLC award, physical classroom attendance is not required; however, you will be required to successfully pass a final exam for each course.”
Based upon your HESEAP Application, you have received full-CLC for this course; therefore, this is a test-out course which does not include traditional education on the subject.
USILACS wants to help you succeed. If you feel you need a little knowledge refresher or want to expand your knowledge on this subject, we recommend that you consider reviewing some of the vast online education resources and search topics below.
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(The majority of the exam questions for this course are based upon information contained in the below search topics)
- (2017) Finlands Formula https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsdFi8zMrYI
- (2016) What is Education for? Deborah Duncan. TedX NicosiaSalon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke4IqLjOrHA
- (2015) What’s Education for? The School of life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HndV87XpkWg&list=PLsa2tOFEDwvMkNrkGoXbz46lyjhfrEQ2U&index=2&t=0s
- (2014) 11 Habits of an Effective Teacher: George Lucas Educational Foundation. Carrie Lam, Academic Director, Teacher & Workshop Leader, Canada. (Blog) https://www.edutopia.org/discussion/11-habits-effective-teacher
- (2013) A guide to free and open source education. Carolyn Fox. The United Kingdom. https://opensource.com/education/13/4/guide-open-source-education
- (2010) RSA ANIMATE: Changing Education Paradigms. The RSA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U&list=PLsa2tOFEDwvMkNrkGoXbz46lyjhfrEQ2U&index=8&t=196s
- (2000) Top Qualities of an Effective Teacher. Georgetown University. at: https://cndls.georgetown.edu/atprogram/twl/effective-teacher/
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Tips for success
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