INTS 395: Field-Based Work

INTS 395-009: School through Students' Eyes
(Spring 2014)

08:30 AM to 05:30 PM MTWRF

Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 122

Section Information for Spring 2014

To respond to the growing diversity of youth and their cultures and literacy capacities, this course will call on students to interact with diverse young people in school and community settings, exploring their points of view on school using the visual and technology-oriented media with which these children and young adults are most proficient. Students will work with relevant schools and community organizations-selected by participants and the course instructors-to implement the visually-oriented writing instruction and interview procedures developed by the “Through Students' Eyes” project. Students will learn about diverse youths' perspectives on school so that they will be better prepared to respond to these points of view as teachers and citizens. Students will also encounter an array of visually-based and digital media-oriented writing activities that support diverse youths' literacy development. These strategies will be especially useful to future teachers who need effective pedagogical techniques for motivating young people to engage with school and more traditional school-based literacy activities.

The class will meet 8 am - 4 pm, Monday through Thursday during the week of January 8th-14th, for a total of 32 hours. In addition, students will participate in two weeks (8 hours) of follow-up Blackboard discussions, exchanges of assignments, and final submissions of projects.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-18

Directed field studies in topic not otherwise available to students. Notes: Topics vary, but entire course or significant component is located off campus. In addition to field work, course may also include reading assignments, tutorials, lectures, papers, presentations, portfolios, journals, and exams. Students bear costs of required field trips and should consult the Center for Social Action and Integrative Learning for more information. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 24 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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