The course will have a weekly lecture component (Thur 7-8:30pm) involving panel discussions and presentations by visiting speakers, followed by a reflection session (Thur 8:30-10pm) in which students will make connections between the theoretical material they have been learning in class and their practical experiences in the field.
Students will have reading assignments, write short papers, and keep a journal of their field experiences all preparing the way for their final assignment: a case study in which they analyze their field placement in terms of the concepts discussed during the course.
The course will be co-taught by Victor Donnay, Professor of Mathematics, Bryn Mawr College and Deborah Pomeroy, Associate Professor of Education and Coordinator of the Science Education Program at Arcadia University. Professors Donnay and Pomeroy are Co-Principal Investigators of the Math and Science Partnership Program of Greater Philadelphia which recently received a $12.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to improve math and science education in the Greater Philadelphia region. Funds from this grant are supporting the course.
More information can be obtained from: Professor Donnay,.
Note: All the lectures in the course will take place at Bryn Mawr. In the course guide, there was discussion of some class meetings taking place at Arcadia but that has been changed.