MTWR 10:00 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
1.Article Summaries and Seminar Discussion: (Each Day) Locate, read, and prepare a written and (APA) documented summary of a journal article or book chapter related to the listed seminar topic ½ -1 page. Email a copy of the article and your summary to me and to each member of the class (prior to class).
2. Book Report: Select a book related to some contemporary curriculum issue and write a 3 page summary and critique (report).Choose a book that supports your curriculum related interests. Bring the book to class with you on the day the report is to be presented. Email a copy to me and to each member of the class.Present your report to the class for elaboration and critique.
3. Position Paper: Select a contemporary curriculum reform and write a documented critique. (3 pages 5 sources) Email a copy to me and to each member of the class. Present your paper to the class for elaboration and critique.
4.Curriculum Mapping: Write, review, and revise the curriculum you teach using the curriculum mapping format. (before and after maps) Write a 2 page rationale (documented) for the changes. Email a copy to me and to each member of the class. Present your project (and change rationale) to the class for elaboration and critique.
Article summaries and participation in Symposium (discussion) 5 points each day
Book Report 20
Position Paper 20
Curriculum Mapping (final exam) 20
A=90% or above
F=less than 60%
All written assignments should comply with APA rules for manuscript style and documentation.
Written assignments should be submitted electronically as MS Word or Rich Text File documents (*.doc or *.rtf).
Informed participation in seminar discussions is required
As the class is organized around informed seminar and daily participation, no credit may be earned if a student is absent. Attendance is required.
Students are expected be on time and to attend every day that class meets. No credit may be earned on days students are absent.
Other Class Policies
As the faculty of the West College of Education, we are dedicated to helping meet the needs of our students with disabilities and are eager to provide the accommodations to which such students are entitled. If you have a documented disability and are registered with the Office of Disability, please let your instructor know to expect a letter from that office describing the accommodations to which you are entitled. If you have a documented disability but are not registered with the Office of Disability, please contact that office immediately to register.
“By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a ‘limited right’ in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The ‘limited right’ shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality, authenticity, and educational <span class="scayt-misspell" data-scayt_word="purposes." "="" data-scaytid="8">purposes.” (Student Handbook)
Plagiarism is defined as claiming credit for the work of another or improper/inadequate citation and documentation of sources of information (ideas) or direct quotations. Plagiarism is a serious form of academic dishonesty. If you are found to have committed plagiarism in this class, you will be dropped from the class with an F.