P312 Spring 2018 Calendar
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WeekDateTopicReadings to be completed before classAssignments DueNotes
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Prologue - Introduction to Learning & Assessment
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19-JanIntroduction; How People Learn; Educational EquityThe Syllabus!
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11-JanHow Teachers Learn; Pre-workshopHow People Learn (HPL) (2000) Chapter 8 (Teacher Learning) - pages 199-205 (Start at "Preservice Teacher Education")Journal Entry due Saturday at 11:59 pm (midnight) #1 (I will use JESM as abbreviation for this from now on)The HPL report is not in a folder; you can find it under the "files" tab; I have added each individual chapter to the relevant folder.
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216-JanIntroduction to AssessmentPopham (2017) - Chapter 1 WITH reading guide
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Unit 1 - Historical Views of Learning (Behaviorism & Social Cognitive Theory)
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18-JanBehaviorist Theory - Knowing, Learning, Black Box Theory, Conditioning Standridge (2002) - Skip the video and the section on modeling JESM #2; Initial Thoughts Teaching Philosophy due Saturday, January 20 at 11:59 pm
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323-JanBehaviorism II - Shaping, Chaining, and InstructionSkinner (1976) - page 137 -139 (stop when you see "DOES KNOWLEDGE COME FROM EXPERIENCE?") AND Skinner (1958) - page 969 to 971 (stop when you see “programming material”) WITH reading guide
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25-JanSocial Cognitive Theory I - Monitoring and Regulating Behavior; Self-EfficacySchunk & Zimmerman (2007) - note that there’s a weird blank space in the article - it’s not over! Keep reading.JESM #3
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430-JanSCT II - The Relationship Between Behaviorism and SCTNichol & McFarlane-Dick (2005)
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1-FebBehaviorism and SCT in practiceNo ReadingJESM #4[Theory] in practice means this is a workshop day
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Unit 2 - Mainstream & Foundational Views of Learning (Cognitive Theory)
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56-FebCognitive Theory I - Expert & Novice MindsHPL Chapter 2 (How Experts Differ from Novices) WITH reading guideNotes: You can read Kirschner & van Merrinboer (2013) in the Cognitive Theory folder for a detailed treatment of why "learning styles" is an inappropriate learning theory.
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8-FebCognitive Theory II - Cognitive Architecture & Cognitive LoadSweller, van Merrienboer, and Paas (1998) - through page 259 (stop when you see “Intrinsic Cognitive Load and Element Interactivity”.) NOTE: This reading is about developing an undersatnding of what the mind looks like and how it works. I suggest drawing and diagramming your way through it! JESM #5
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613-FebCognitive Theory III - Encoding, Retrieval, & TransferHPL Chapter 3 (Learning & Transfer) - through page 68 (stop when you see "Learning as Transfer From Previous Experiences")
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15-FebCognitive Theory into PracticeNo ReadingJESM #6Midterm distributed (This will now be distributed 2/20 - this shoudl still give you plenty of time to finish it, but I will give you a sense of the assignment in class on 2/15 so you can start thinking about it)
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Unit 3 - Contemporary Understandings of Learning (Sociocultural Theories)
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720-FebSociocultural Theories I - Mediation and AppropriationFIRST, listen to the radiolab podcast (linked in the notes and uploaded to Canvas) on Vygotsky. Stop at 5:30. This should prime you to THEN, read Vygotsky (1978) pages 55-57 (start at "One thing is already certain"). This is a very short reading but it is dense; I purposely gave you as little as possible so you could reread it multiple times until you get a sense of what it's saying! Radiolab Link: http://www.radiolab.org/story/93554-voices-in-your-head/
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22-FebSociocultural Theories II - The Zone of Proximal Development & AssessmentVygotsky (1978) pages 84 - 88 on the ZPD; you can stop at the top of page 89. Pages 89-91 are useful, but include rather dated language for talking about children with special needs. You are welcome to "read past" it but I would never expect you to do so. JESM #7Slight change made on 2/21 at 2:30 pm to cut the last three pages of the reading.
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827-FebSociocultural Theories III - Communities of Practice & Disciplinary DiscourseRose (2001) OR Brown, Collins, and Duguid (1989). NOTE: I am only assigning select pages, so check the reading guide. See notes column for other readings. NOTE: If you want more information on appropriation and mediation, see the optional Danish (2013) reading. NOTE: If you want more information on the ZPD, see the optional Boblett (2012) reading.
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1-MarSociocultural Theories IV - ReviewEsmonde (2017) WITH Reading Guide. Note that if you consult the reading guide this is only about 9 pages of reading. You should not be encountering any new ideas in this reading. NOTE: I mentioned in class reading the other group's takeaways but that is no longer required. NOTE: Bring your computer to class on Thursday or let me know if you can't.JESM #8 (NOTE: As of 3/1/2018, Journal Entries will be due Sunday at 11:59 pm. These changes have been made in the syllabus and in Canvas. Please note that other assignments [midterm, teaching philosophy] are still due on Saturday nights. I will continue to use the abbreviation JESM, but the "S" now stands for Sunday.) Google doc for today
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96-MarSociocultural Theories into PracticeNo Reading! The rare relaxing weekend...
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Unit 4 - Constructivism as Pedagogy
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8-MarConstructivism I – Development & the Rationality of the MindHPL Chapter 4 (How Children Learn) Pages 79-84 (Stop as "Methodological Advances") AND Von Glaserfield (1989), pages 4-6 (Stop at "The Social Component") JESM # 9; Midterm due Sunday, March 11 at 11:59 pmMidterm due date shifted one day - see announcement dated 3/8/2017
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1013-MarSpring Break - Enjoy the time off, and return refereshed & restored!
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1120-MarConstructivism II - Assimilation and Accomodation; Discovery LearningDriscoll (2005) WITH Reading Guide
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22-MarConstructivism into PracticePowell & Kalina (2009) pp. 241-243 AND Savion (2009) pp. 89-90 (Start at "A teacher centered instructional style..." and stop at the end of the list when you see "The most robust devices...") JESM #10
See Canvas Announcement for more info.
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Unit 5 (Review) - Learning Theory & Practice
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1227-MarHow do People Learn? HPL Chapter 1 - pp. 14-26 (start at "Key Findings" and stop when you see "Applying the Design Framework to Adult Learning")Changes made on 3/21: (1) Unit 5 and 6 were reversed; (2) Teaching Philosophy Redux Due Date postponed
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29-MarCritiquing Existing Lesson Plans (HPL Workshop)No ReadingJESM #11
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Unit 6 - Equity in Learning Theory
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133-AprEquity in Learning; The Deficit Conception of LearnersUNICEF (1989) AND Vossoughi (2015) WITH Reading Guide Real short reading, so, y'know...do it.
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5-AprDifferentiating Instruction; Learner Differences and SimilaritiesParis (2012) WITH Reading Guide JESM #12; Teaching Philosophy Redux due Saturday, April 7 at 11:59 pmDue date of Teaching Philosophy Redux pushed back one week to April 7
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Unit 7 - Motivating Learners
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1410-AprMotivation OverviewVideo on Fixed & Growth Mindsets (4 minutes long) AND Ito et al. (2013) p.62-71 (start when you see "Connecting the spheres of learning" and stop when you see "Case Study 9.")If you want to access the ideas from the video in print form, you can read p. 302-306 of Yeager & Dweck (2012); Suraj @ AERA
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12-AprMotivation in Practice (Case Study)No reading - review for the final and bring any questions for TuesdayJESM #13 🎉Suraj @ AERA
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Unit 8 - Assessing Learners
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1517-AprAssessment TheoryPopham (2017) - Chapter 1 WITH Updated Reading Guide. Yes, you have read this before. Yes, you must read it again. Yes, there will be a reading quiz. Yes, it will count for your participation grade for the day. :D See notes column. Bring LAPTOP or MOBILE DEVICE to class
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19-AprAssessment PracticesPopham (2017) - Chapter 6 - Pages 150-156 AND 161-166. Focus on the writing guidelines. JESM #14Bring LAPTOP to class (or ask for one to be provided). Final Exam Part II Distributed
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1624-AprAssessment WorkshopShepard 🐑 (2000) - Stop on Page 12 when you see "Epilogue." WITH reading guide. This may be my favorite reading of the semester and I think it will really bring the ideas together. I highly recommend sticking through it. Bring LAPTOP or MOBILE DEVICE to class
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26-AprFinal ReviewYour second chance at reading Shepard (2000) if you haven't yet....JESM #15Final Exam Part I opens @ 10:45 a.m.
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FinalFinal Exam DueTuesday, May 1, at 10 a.m.
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