EDPU 514: Teaching — A Novel Approach

Stephen York

EDPU 514: Teaching — A Novel Approach

Course Description:

This inquiry-based study examines teaching and learning through a novel lens — literature and film.  Through a reading-rich literary and visual experience, students will have opportunities for personal and professional growth by utilizing metacognitive journal reflections and by applying this learning to the classroom.  Students will select novels, short stories, poetry and film as a means for developing a deeper understanding about the art and craft of teaching.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify authors of classical and contemporary American short stories from Washington Irving to the 21st Century.
  • Articulate the connections between the American short story, geography of place, and community building.
  • Create a standards-based unit with appropriate models of instruction and assessment based on the Common Core State Standards.
  • Connect the socio-cultural-political influences on the lives and work of notable American short story writers.
  • Demonstrate a mastery of literary terms and concepts.
  • Provide evidence of utilization of 21st Century competencies.

Course Textbook:

Students will collaborate with the instructor in designing an independent reading and viewing plan.


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