Master of New Professional Studies-Teaching (MNPE)
Graduate School of Education
700 The New Professionalism: Theory and Practice (3:3:0) Experientially explores personal philosophical and pedagogical assumptions, including ethical relationship between educators and children, ethical accountability and responsibility, ethos of institutions, professional's role in sustaining ethical standards, and how these challenges guide our lives as citizens in a democracy.
702 The New Professional as a Reflective Practitioner (3:3:0) Examines central problems of epistemology, what is meant by "ways of knowing" and "reflective practitioner," and what they imply for professional learning. Special attention to developing skills for reflective practice through journals, narrative autobiography, and imaginative literature; and to considering how personal and professional identity is influenced by personal intentions and commitments to learning and schooling.
703 Technology and Learning in the New Professions (3:3:0) Uses various technological modes to sustain and enhance learning community. By learning and using technology such as e-mail, electronic conferences, and Internet, teachers further develop computer literacy and develop sharpened critiques regarding possibilities and concerns brought about by using technology in learning environments.
704 Research Methodologies in the New Professionalism (3:3:0) Corequisite: EDUC 597. Introduces qualitative approach to research as individual school-based projects are undertaken. Draws on "action research," which starts with participants describing reality as they see it, reflecting on it, and deriving theories and action strategies immediately applicable to concrete situations. Emphasizes understanding and using various research methodologies as innovative approaches to teaching and learning are developed.