Physics of Everyday Thinking
EDUC 4580, 3 semester hours, Section 501, Class No. 17181
EDUC 5580, 3 semester hours, Section 501, Class No. 17182
Session E: June 4–27, 2013
Engages non-physics majors in hands-on, minds-on activities and labs to investigate the physical world, the nature of science, and how science knowledge is constructed. This introductory course is especially relevant for future elementary and middle school teachers although it will meet the needs of most non-physics and non-science majors. Physics content focuses on interactions and energy.
Special Topics: Learning through the Arts
EDUC 4800, 3 semester hours, Section 861, Class No. 15068
EDUC 6804, 3 semester hours, Section 601, Class No. 14969
Session F: July 8–19, 2013
In his book, A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future, Daniel Pink argues that artists will be in charge of the future of the workforce. When it comes to the workforce of our current century, he suggests that artist will be in the lad, not only for their creativity and flexibility of mind, but for their willingness to take risks and see the bigger picture. This class will focus on how children learn through the arts, emphasizing innovative uses of the visual arts and drama. EDUC 4800 is designed to meet needs of students with topics of pertinent interest and may be repeated up to 18 total hours.