Seminar on STEM EducationIE 142 (3 units), Fall 2011
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:15-5:30 p.m.
Prof. Darryl Yong, x72844, Olin 1265, firstname.lastname@example.org
The primary goal of IE 142 is for students to increase their awareness of the challenges and practices of mathematics and science education. This will be accomplished both through investigations on current scholarly research on such issues, and through interactions with the students at local middle and high schools.
A secondary goal of IE 142 is for HMC students to contribute to math and science education in our community. Over the course of the semester, we will observe math and science classrooms and reach out to nearby schools through presentations, demonstrations, and lectures. Through this course, HMC students have an exciting opportunity to share with younger students some of the excitement about math and science that pervades HMC, and perhaps encourage them to pursue science/mathematics beyond high school, in particular, at competitive four-year colleges and universities, including Harvey Mudd College!
Our weekly meetings will consist of discussions and activities with these three common themes:
As a student in this class, you will
Your grade in this course will be based on the quality of your final paper, the class discussions that you lead, and course participation.