ED 220: Changing Pedagogies in Math and Science Education

Spring 2005

Wednesday 7:00-10:00pm ,

Rm. 338 Park Science Building, Bryn Mawr College

Professors Victor Donnay, Bryn Mawr College and Deborah Pomeroy, Arcadia University

This Praxis course will examine new approaches to teaching mathematics and science that involve active, hands-on, inquiry based learning. Why are these new approaches needed and what evidence is there to show that these approaches improve student learning? How are these new pedagogical methods being implemented n pre-college and college classrooms? What challenges arise when one tries to bring about these types of changes in education?

Students in the course will each have a field placement with a local teacher who is engaged in some aspect of educational change in math or science. The students will observe and assist their host teachers for a total of 4 - 6 hours per week (typical 2 visits per week).

The course will have a weekly lecture component (Wed 7-8:30pm; open to the public) involving panel discussions and presentations by visiting speakers, followed by a reflection session (Wed 8:30-10pm; for class members only) in which students will make connections between the theoretical material they have been learning in class and their practical experiences in the field.

Lecture Series Schedule: The lecture series is open to the public. Directions.

Syllabus for Course

Syllabus Matrix (Revised 10/31/05)

Course Play by Play

Readings for the course are at the Blackboard site.



Professor: Victor J. Donnay

Class Meeting : Wed 7-10pm

    Lecture:  7-8:30pm, Rm. 338 

Reflection Session:  8:30-10pm. Rm. 336

Office: Park Science Building #330

Office Hours:

Monday 12-1:30,  Fridays 1-2:30

Phone: 610-526-5352

      E-mail: vdonnay@brynmawr.edu

 You may also make an appointment to see me at other times.