EDU3300 The Role of the Teacher in the 21st Century (3)
This course introduces students to the role of a teacher in the 21st Century and the scientifically substantiated art of teaching. Topics include essential characteristics of an effective teacher such as being a reflective and self-directed practitioner, a scholar practitioner and researcher, a facilitator of learning as opposed to a dispenser of knowledge. Topics such as Theory of Mind, the habits of mind, theories of praise, the importance of feedback, counseling skills will be introduced. Students will develop a philosophy of teaching statement.