11.129 Educational Theory and Practice I

As taught in: Fall 2006

Teaching in the computer classroom.

A young teacher's first day in the classroom. (Image courtesy of akeg on Flickr.)




Prof. Eric Klopfer

Prof. Reen Gibb

Course Description

This course concentrates on a core set of skills and knowledge necessary for teaching in secondary schools. Topics covered in the class include educational reform, student behavior and motivation, curriculum design, and the teaching profession. Classroom observation is a key component of the class. Assignments include readings from the educational literature, written reflections on classroom observations, and practice teaching and constructing curriculum. This is the first of a three course sequence necessary to complete the Teacher Education Program.