Prof. Klopfer shares his thoughts at the end of a student-led discussion. (Image courtesy of MIT OpenCourseWare.)
This page focuses on the course 11.124 Introduction to Education: Looking Forward and Looking Back on Education as it was taught in Fall 2011. The course 11.125 Introduction to Education: Understanding and Evaluating Education is taught in a similar way.
This course is an introductory course on teaching and learning science and mathematics in a variety of K-12 settings. Topics include education and media, education reform, the history of education, simulations, games, and the digital divide. This course is required for the Scheller Teacher Education Program at MIT, through which students can earn a teaching license. Learn more about the course in the Syllabus.
In the following pages, Professor Eric Klopfer discusses specific aspects of his experience as the lead course instructor.