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Last approved: Mon, 16 May 2016 08:51:37 GMT

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Pedagogy for Learning Assistants
Pedagogy for Learning Assists
Fall 2016
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GWTeach and minor in STEM teaching students with permission of the GWTeach Associate Director


Larry Medsker and others depending on the specialization area of the particular topic.
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Integration of educational theory, pedagogy, and practice; classroom discourse, group discussions, disciplinary thinking, questioning, models of cognition, metacognition, formative assessment, classroom presence. For students serving as learning assistants in large-enrollment undergraduate science courses.
As a result of successfully completing this course, students will be able to: • Practice drawing on learners’ ideas, thinking, and intuitive knowledge • Develop experience with formative assessment in the discipline • Synthesize classroom experiences with research on learning, teaching, and studies of science.
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The topics may be of interest to students in other STEM programs, and the emphasis is on specific areas of interest to students in STEM research and education. No other course at GW combines those two aspects.
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For the GWTeach program, this course will allow students to get teaching experience in the undergraduate classroom as a Learning Assistant. Another purpose is to support the Minor in STEM Teaching by allowing students to combine the two-credit LA Pedagogy course with a one-credit topics course as an option for completing 3 credits toward the Minor.
dullman (Tue, 26 May 2015 19:38:40 GMT): Rollback: Tighten up course description.
twilson (Mon, 21 Mar 2016 15:34:52 GMT): Rollback: please correct prerequisite, recommended background, and restriction formatting
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