Open Classroom Week gives instructors the opportunity to observe what others are doing in their classrooms and engage in conversations about teaching with their colleagues. A number of instructors will open their classroom doors to allow their colleagues to watch them teach and observe their approaches to different classroom settings, teaching practices, technology applications and learning experiences.
EDUC 535.17 - Specialization II - Secondary Science
Location: EDC 370A
Instructor: Marie-Claire Shanahan
Course description: Deepens students’ knowledge on enacting pedagogy in each of the specialization in the program and their pedagogical content knowledge in each specialization (Secondary Science).
Observers can expect to see teaching strategies including: Inquiry based learning (activities, class level, or program level)
Are observers allowed to engage and participate in class?
- Yes - Observers are welcome to participate in activities and in many cases may be invited to join discussion groups. Depending on the topic, however, they may sometimes be encouraged to participate in those discussions in a group with other observers only.
How can observers follow up if they have questions or would like more information?
- Observers can speak with instructor after class(es) they observe
Are there any observer expectations?
Any additional information?
- This is an entirely active and inquiry oriented class. Students will most likely be engaging in small group work for most of the session. Friday classes will also involve role play of high school teaching scenarios where the instructor or the students will lead demonstrations and activities in the role of a high school teacher, followed by discussion and debriefing.