SoE Pilots Innovative New Class for Undergraduates - Introduction to Education: Disciplinary Perspectives
UCI School of Education is piloting a new innovative class for undergraduates - Introduction to Education: Disciplinary Perspectives (Education 25). The course was developed and is being jointly taught by nationally recognized faculty: Economist and Distinguished Professor of Education Greg Duncan; Professor of History Joan Malczewski; Psychologist and Distinguished Professor of Education Jacquelynne Eccles; and Sociologist, Dean and Professor of Education Richard Arum.
Education 25 exposes undergraduates to research and scholarship that provides insights into educational organizations and processes. Students will develop an understanding of the role of education in our society, as well as an understanding of the nature of academic disciplines and how they apply different theoretical approaches to the topics they examine. The course has been designed to showcase how contemporary interdisciplinary educational research emerges from dialog across and collaboration among discreet disciplines.
Course concepts and competencies include the following: Social Structures and Stratification; Human Development; Learning; Individual Decision Making, Government Regulations and Markets; and Schools as Organizations. Lectures and section discussions complement and extend assigned course readings.