Educational Theory and Practice was originally taught to undergraduate students on the MIT campus during fall semester 2006. You will not receive credit for the course, but you have free access to assignments, lecture notes and exam.
We will learn the educational theories and methods required to teach in secondary schools. The course covers student motivation and behavior, educational reform, the teaching profession and curriculum design
We will design an instruction plan for the first week of a class and create a 30-minute mini-lesson. We will also write papers on successful teaching practices, classroom observations and other topics.
Materials in the open study ware include an extensive list of suggested readings and guidelines for preparing the mini-lesson. We can also download a document that describes various types of disabilities that students may exhibit.