11.124 Introduction to Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science

Fall 2004

Homemade light houses.
A photo of the Fastplants project: plant lighthouses made from cardboard boxes, aluminum foil, and fluorescent lights. (Photo by Prof. Eric Klopfer.)

Course Highlights

This course features a detailed reading list with links to articles on education and the life of a teacher. There is also a complete list of detailed assignments.

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to teaching and learning in a variety of K-12 settings. Through visits to schools, classroom discussions, selected readings, and hands-on activities, we explore the challenges and opportunities of teaching. Topics of study include educational technology, design and experimentation, student learning, and careers in education.
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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Eric Klopfer

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Undergraduate

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