Summer 2010: C&I 67095/77095 ST: Economics and Financial Literacy Education
This web-based course is designed to explore and develop connections between the Ohio Department of Education's desire to incorporate financial literacy into (preferably) the social studies/economics curriculum by 2010 and the larger goal of social studies - educating participatory, democratic citizens. Students in the course will develop a deeper understanding of the financial literacy standards as part of creating engaging and integrative economics unit and lesson plans. Students will develop a rationale for teaching economics and financial literacy focused on promoting engaged, active and participatory citizenship. For more information, contact Dr. Todd S. Hawley at email@example.com.
Fall 2010: C&I 61125/71125 Issues and Trends in Social Studies Education
During this course we will explore the history of social studies education in the United States as well as issues and trends in social education that have impacted our lives as teachers. Topics may include but not be limited to Citizenship Education, Issues Centered Teaching, Technology in Social Studies Education, International Education, and Gender and Sexuality in Social Studies Education. This course will be offered in Fall 2010 in the evening. For more information please contact Dr. Alicia Crowe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring 2011: C&I 67095/77095 ST: Race, Class and Gender in the Social Studies
During this course we will explore race, class and gender in a democratic society and what these mean for us as teachers and teacher educators. Conversations about the juncture of race, class, gender and citizenship will also occur. Topics will include but not be limited to culturally relevant and responsive pedagogy, queering social education, rural and urban poverty as they relate to educating democratic citizens for the common good. Members of this course will read, discuss, and develop curriculum related to issues of race, class and gender. For more information, contact Dr. Todd S. Hawley at email@example.com.
C&I 67095/77095 Talk, Talk, Talk! Classroom-Based Discussion Across the Curriculum
Wednesday 4:25-7:05pm, White Hall 115
This course will focus on the use of classroom-based discussion for democratic purposes. After grounding ourselves in democratic theory we will turn to learning about and experiencing various forms of classroom-based discussion such as the Socratic method, debate, and structured academic controversy, as well as the examination of inherent dilemmas in striving for authentic dialogue in the classroom setting. For more information, please contact: Dr. Jennifer James at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent Social Studies Education Offerings
C&I 61126/71126 Research in Social Studies Teaching and Learning
During this course students will explore and discuss relevant research into the teaching and learning of social studies. Additionally, teachers will have an opportunity to begin to examine an aspect or aspects of their own social studies teaching or their students' learning of social studies. This will be a great opportunity to read and discuss social studies research with other social studies educators across grade levels. Offered Fall 2009. For more information, please contact Dr. Todd Hawley at email@example.com.
C&I 61127/71127 Technology and Social Studies Education
This course provides experience with and study of various uses of technology in social studies teaching and learning. In addition, we will examine implications and effects of technology on student learning, teaching, and society as a whole. During the course we will discuss and learn about: Research on Technology and Social Studies Teaching and Learning, Teachers and Technology, Issues with the use of Technology (e.g. equity, Internet safety) and Critical Perspectives on the use of Technology. We will also discuss ways to Teaching with Technology to enhance student learning of social studies. For more information, please contact Dr. Alicia Crowe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
C&I 67095/77095 ST: EDUCATING THE 'GOOD CITIZEN': Exploring Competing Conceptions of Citizenship Education
As an academic field of study in public schools, the purpose of social studies has been cast as preparing citizens for life in a democratic society. Yet sharp and persistent debates regarding both the meaning and the aim of education for democratic citizenship persist. Thus, despite the appearance of a shared vision, the social studies suffer a lack of consensus regarding fundamental questions about the field. This special topics seminar will explore competing conceptions of citizenship education. Students will examine the contributions and influence of various multicultural, international and theoretical perspectives on the meaning of educating citizens in a democracy. Students will develop her/his own rationale for citizenship education and develop ways to incorporate their vision into their work as teacher educators, teachers and/or community leaders. While this seminar focuses mainly on conceptions of citizenship education as they relate to social studies education, students from other content areas are welcome to join in our discussion of what it means to educate the "good citizen." For more information, contact Dr. Todd S. Hawley at email@example.com.INTERESTED IN A GRADUATE DEGREE WITH AN EMPHASIS IN SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION? OR, HAVE YOU WONDERED ABOUT GETTING A PH.D.?Check out the Curriculum and Instruction website