Foundation Of Education
DESCRIPTION. As the final written assignment for EDU 102 I am asking you to think deeply about the foundations of education the title of this course. You are being asked to do this by Crafting a written response that answers the following question(s): What is/are the foundations of education? Why did we study the topics that we did? For that matter, what was this course about? (In my mind this is actually one question you may agree / disagree – it all depends upon how you see it.) Your response should not be less than 1,750 words, nor should it be more than 2,000 words. (please use word count to ensure that your response is the appropriate length). If it helps this final assignment is about 700 words in length. The following terms / concepts must be included in bold & underlined in your response. Achievement gap Administering public schools Assembly line, banking, OR traditional education Blooms taxonomy Common school OR the common school movement Education for empowerment OR problem posing education Financing public schools Fixed versus growth mindsets (or entity versus incremental mindset) Learning gap Warm demanders The following educational theorists must be included in bold in your response. Urie Bronfenbrenner Lisa Delpit John Dewey Paolo Freire Alfie Kohn Ira Shor And remember this is a FINAL EXAM. Therefore, throughout your response you are required to include in text citations to course readings / outside sources as appropriate. Please keep the following in mind: This should NOT be considered an opportunity for you to use recall and tell me everything you think you know or remember from this course as that it the lowest level of intellectual functioning according to Blooms taxonomy (remembering). Instead this assignment should be an opportunity for you to consolidate and add to your understandings. Therefore, do not simply tell me everything you think you know right now. Instead, begin by reviewing your class notes, and then your course readings. When appropriate refer to outside sources to fill in gaps in your current understandings. I encourage you to discuss your response with your peers / colleagues. However, I ask that you write your final written response individually. Other ideas to keep in mind: Do NOT cite class notes find / cite the original source. Include a complete reference list at the end. The reference list is not to be included in the word count. APA is required for BOTH the in text cites and the reference list. And as always, I prefer single spaced with double spaces between paragraphs. In terms of grading the FINAL ASSIGNMENT the following rubric will be used: Breadth: Response tells a compelling story. Content is accurate and comprehensive. Follows required format. ALL key terms / theorists are included / bolded. Depth: Response demonstrates a deep understanding of major course ideas. Response is clear, concise, and accurate. Connections: Response includes citations to a variety of course readings. Citations utilize APA. Reference list (in APA) included. Clarity: Well written, easy to read & follow.