Educational Psychology Lab: A Focus on Teaching and Learning in School Settings

EDUCATION 4053

FOR STUDENTS CONSIDERING TEACHER CERTIFICATION: This lab provides direct and indirect experiences with contemporary K-12 educational practice in schools through 30 clock hours of field observation to be completed during the semester. Students will observe the daily life of teachers and their interactions with children and adolescents, with the dual goal of understanding the professional nature of the setting (i.e. pedagogical decision-making processes, expectations and requirements for teachers, institutional functioning, etc.) and evaluating the presence or influence of educational psychology research in the daily practice of the setting. Assignments will include observation notes, discussions with lab members, and a brief, summative portrait of the site. ENROLLMENT NOTE: Students must complete their observations in school settings assigned by the WUSTL Department of Education Field Placement Specialist, and students must be concurrently enrolled in L12 EDUC 4052 (3.0 credits). FOR ALL OTHER STUDENTS: This lab provides direct and indirect experiences with contemporary K-12 educational practice through 30 clock hours of field observation to be completed during the semester. Sites may range from schools to educational nonprofits, and students must propose their observation setting to the course instructor for approval no later than two weeks before the start of the semester. In this lab, students will observe the daily life of educators and their interactions with children and adolescents, with the dual goal of understanding the professional nature of the setting (i.e. pedagogical decision-making processes, expectations and requirements for educators, institutional functioning, etc.) and evaluating the presence or influence of educational psychology research in the daily practice of the setting. Assignments will include observation notes, discussions with lab members, and a brief, summative portrait of the site. ENROLLMENT NOTE: ENROLLMENT NOTE: All students a
Course Attributes: EN S; AS SSC; FA SSC; AR SSC

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Educational Psychology Lab: A Focus on Teaching and Learning in School Settings
INSTRUCTOR: Jessica Bockskopf, Kerri Fair
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