Educational Theory and Practice III OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Educational Theory Course by MIT

Published Jan 28, 2009

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'Educational Theory and Practice III' is the last course in a 3-part, yearlong sequence to prepare undergraduate students for careers as high school teachers. This free OpenCourseWare is offered through the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA.

Educational Theory and Practice III: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes No No Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
No Yes No

Educational Theory and Practice III: Course Description

This free OpenCourseWare is designed for aspiring high school teachers who are in the midst of their student teaching experiences. Through this course, students learn how to locate and use teacher resources and how to integrate technology into their lesson plans. They discover how to motivate their students to help them maximize their potential for learning. Students also explore commonly held misconceptions about and within the teaching profession and gain insight into the job interview and licensure processes. Other topics studied include setting realistic expectations for students, team teaching, helping students review for tests and establishing policies for tardiness and late work. High school teacher Reen Gibb and MIT professor Eric Klopfer lead this undergraduate course, which is offered through the Urban Studies and Planning department at MIT.

Classroom presentations are available for free online. If you're interested in taking this course, visit the Educational Theory and Practice III course page.

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