ED 220: Changing Pedagogies in Math and Science Education

Spring 2004 7:00-10:00pm Thursdays

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? For a brief description of the course, click here.

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).

Here is information for teachers interested in participating in the course.

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. 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.

Lecture Series Schedule

Syllabus for Course (this link will be updated as the semester progresses)

Readings for the course are at the Blackboard site.



Professor: Victor J. Donnay

Class Meeting : Thur 7-10pm

Lecture 7-8:30pm, Rm. 338

Reflection 8:30-10pm. Rm. 336

Office: Park Science Building #330

Office Hours: tba

Phone: 610-526-5352,

E-mail: vdonnay@brynmawr.edu