Ed 220: Homework Assignments


Wk 1: Jan 23, 2008


Readings: How People Learn: Ch. 1, p. 3-27.

How Students Learn: Ch. 1, p. 1- 25. (Much overlap with HPL; look for the new material).

Teaching for Conceptual Change: Confronting Children's Experience. Watson, B, Konicek, R. Phi Delta Kappan. May 1990 pp. 680 – 685.


Reaction Paper: 1-2 page response to the reading and to the material of the first class.

What caught your attention? What did you not understand/find confusing?


Writing: Write a 2-3 page paper describing your good learning experience and why it was good. Make linkages to the material in HPL (3 key principles, classroom environments).


Web based: Take the Myers-Brigs web test: (http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes1.htm)

See description of types: (http://typelogic.com/)

Read, print out and bring to class, the description of your type.


Field Placements: Get finger prints taken for FBI.


Wk 2: Jan 30, 2008


Write a 2-4 page reaction paper in which you think about connections between Prof. GrobsteinŐs presentation and the key principles of how people learn (including motivation #0 and personal connection with teacher #4). Post to Blackboard Discussion Board/reflection section by 5 pm on Tuesday February 5th.  Stay tuned for update on also posting it to Prof. GrobsteinŐs Serendip site at: http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/exchange/node/1979.


Research your topic on the national/international setting for math/science reform. Give 5 – 10 minute presentation. Give a one page handout that summarizes your findings.