Archived Versions

11.125 Introduction to Education: Understanding and Evaluating Education

As taught in: Spring 2009

Two girls in green shirts use a laptop computer and microscope.

Two students are engaged in a science experiment. (Image courtesy of Society for Science and the Public on flickr.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Eric Klopfer

Course Description

This class uses K-12 classroom experiences, along with student-centered classroom activities and student-led classes, to explore issues in schools and education. Students in this course spend time each week observing pre-college math and science classes. Topics of study include design and implementation of curriculum, addressing the needs of a diversity of students, standards in math and science, student misconceptions, methods of instruction, the digital divide, teaching through different media, and student assessment.