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Fall 2015 Class Schedule - updated July 4, 2015 at 10:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
EDUC 194-01  Motivating Learners
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm NEILL 215 Tina Kruse
*First Year Course only; first day attendance required* This course explores the critical yet complex area of educational psychology that addresses human motivation: What motivates us to learn, to change, and grow? Why do some students give up while others prosper in response to specific circumstances or environments? What can teachers, mentors, and students themselves do to support and sustain active engagement in learning?

We will study the overarching psychological theories of human motivation with specific attention to academic achievement. We will examine developmental and individual differences in motivation, as well as differences by context and group membership. Other topics include attribution theory, student self-beliefs, effects of grades and testing on achievement motivation, effects of reward or praise, and student empowerment in schools and community-based youth development programs to enhance motivation.



EDUC 220-01  Educational Psychology
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am ARTCOM 102 Tina Kruse
*Cross-listed with PSYC 220-01; first day attendance required*

EDUC 240-01  Race, Culture, and Ethnicity in Education
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm NEILL 212 Brian Lozenski
*Cross-listed with AMST 240-01; first day attendance required* For wait-listing, see Prof. Kurth-Schai.

EDUC 294-01  Outdoor Education in Theory/Practice
MWF 03:30 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 370 Dosch, Kurth-Schai
*Permission of instructor required; cross-listed with ENVI 294-01;first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor* This course provides an introduction to outdoor environmental education at the elementary school level. Macalester students will partner with teachers and students from local schools, families with school-age children, and youth organizations to explore interdisciplinary approaches to outdoor environmental education. The course will utilize Macalester's field station, the Katharine Ordway Natural History Study Area, as an outdoor classroom and will adapt curriculum from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and other sources to help elementary school teachers and students fulfill Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards and assist youth organizations in achieving their environmental education goals. Students will participate in a weekend retreat early in the semester and weekly lab sessions including fieldtrips and three teaching sessions for elementary school students at the Ordway.

EDUC 294-02  Civic Ideals and Higher Education in America
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm THEATR 205 Patrick Schmidt
*First Year Course only; cross-listed with POLI 294-05* What is college for? What should college be? Though many people today might first think of higher education as the launching pad for individuals seeking successful careers--and indeed, that's one thing that can result--throughout American history these questions have inspired many other possibilities. Beginning with history and philosophy, this course examines complementary ideals such as the development of good citizens, the progress of knowledge, and the creation of an orderly society. From that foundation we will explore and debate many concrete questions facing colleges and universities: ensuring access to college, promoting diversity, restricting campus speech, and more. A number of guest speakers will help us explore the problems at the cutting edge, including the future of residential liberal arts education. Writing assignments will include reform proposals that address the challenges faced both at a national level and from Macalester's perspective.

EDUC 294-03  Building Trust
MWF 12:00 pm-01:00 pm ARTCOM 202 Sonia Mehta
*First day attendance required*

EDUC 294-L1  Outdoor Education in Theory/Practice Lab
R 01:20 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 370 Dosch, Kurth-Schai
*Permission of instructor required; cross-listed with ENVI 294-L1; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor*

EDUC 394-01  Research Methods for Education and Advocacy
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am NEILL 217 Brian Lozenski
*First day attendance required*

EDUC 460-01  Education and Social Change
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am NEILL 217 Ruthanne Kurth-Schai
*Permission of instructor required; first day attendance required*

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Spring 2016 Class Schedule - updated July 4, 2015 at 10:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
EDUC 220-01  Educational Psychology
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm ARTCOM 202 Tina Kruse
*Cross-listed with PSYC 220-01; first day attendance required*

EDUC 230-01  Community Youth Development in Multicultural America
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am NEILL 215 Tina Kruse
*First day attendance required*

EDUC 294-01  The Schools-to-Prison Pipeline
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am NEILL 214 Karin Aguilar-San Juan
*Cross-listed with AMST 265-01; first day attendance required; prior exposure to American Studies or Urban Studies is recommended*

EDUC 294-02  Social/Emotional Learning
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am NEILL 215 Tina Kruse
*First day attendance required*

EDUC 294-03  Critical Issues in Urban Education
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm NEILL 215 Brian Lozenski
*First day attendance required*

EDUC 330-01  Philosophy of Education
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm NEILL 227 Ruthanne Kurth-Schai
*First day attendance required*

EDUC 390-01  Teaching and Learning in Urban Schools
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm NEILL 215 Brian Lozenski
*Permission of the instructor required; first day attendance required*

EDUC 460-01  Education and Social Change
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am NEILL 102 Ruthanne Kurth-Schai
*Permissions of the instructor required; first day attendance required*

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