Exploration of educational reforms, pedagogical methods, and the sociopolitical issues that shape schools. Collaborations with local schools deepen knowledge of educational approaches. Activities,, readings, and assignments integrate theory with, practice. Field work in Portland Public Schools advances understanding of the complexity and art of teaching.
In-depth exploration and analysis of the current, state and framing of teachers and teacher, education. Current educational theory and reform, legislation. Reflection on students' emerging, beliefs about schools and teaching. Research, projects employing practical applications of, theory and personal pedagogy. Weekly seminar, meetings; written assignments based on readings, and practicum activities.