21A.150 | Fall 2014 | Undergraduate

Teaching and Learning: Cross-Cultural Perspectives


Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 1 session / week, 3 hours / session

Course Overview

This course explores the diverse ways that people teach and learn—in different countries, in different disciplines, and in different subcultures. We will discuss how theories of learning can be applied to a variety of hands-on, in-class learning activities. We compare schooling to other forms of knowledge transmission from initiation and apprenticeship to recent innovations in online education such as MOOCs. Students will employ a range of qualitative methods in conducting original research on topics of their choice.



Course Requirements

Response papers (6) 48%
Research proposal 8%
Data collection 8%
Final paper 24%
Class participation 12%