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2016 - 2017 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2016 - 2017 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FDN 2400 - Critical Perspectives on Learning and Teaching (2)

When Offered: Fall; Spring
Learning and teaching and the relations between learners and teachers are inherently moral, intellectual, and emotional. Beginning with the deceptively simple questions Why Learn? and Why Teach?, this course provides students with the opportunity to explore such questions in the context of what education should mean for democratic life. Examining schooling from the perspective of the reflective practitioner, the course helps students inquire into and voice understandings of the varied ways that social, cultural, and political issues impact teaching and learning, especially the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality and religion. Students and professors will work together to develop specific questions that will guide students as they engage in an inquiry project in a school or in the community. The ability to ask and answer questions is fostered throughout the course and is put into practice in the inquiry project. Must be taken prior to admission to teacher education. Lecture two hours, laboratory one hour.
Prerequisite or corequisite: C I 2300 . May also be taken concurrently with PSY 3010 .