Introduction to Education: Understanding and Evaluating Education

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.)

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MIT Course Number

11.125

As Taught In

Spring 2009

Level

Undergraduate

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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.

Klopfer, Eric. 11.125 Introduction to Education: Understanding and Evaluating Education, Spring 2009. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-125-introduction-to-education-understanding-and-evaluating-education-spring-2009 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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