Perspectives, Fall 2018

This is the website for students in STEM-Ed 220. Our syllabus for the course can be found here.  Below are links to information you will need for each week; it will be populated with more information throughout the semester. To view the links (most of which are stored on Google Drive) and to submit the homework you will need to be logged in to your Boise State account. Typically we will have a longer reading on the weekends, along with a written assignment, and a shorter homework assigned on Monday nights. Most of our readings we will do collaboratively in Perusall (if not, I will link the reading below). You should create an account on Perusall and add: ATKINS-ELLIOTT-3RSDE as your access code for this course.

Module 1: The Demarcation Problem
What is our question? How will we make progress?

Day Reading to do tonight Homework due before next class Other information
August 20 The Impact of Beliefs *try to do in Perusall* register (see above) read and comment using PERUSALL
August 22 On BS (in Perusall) August 22nd mentioned in class

Module 2: The Demarcation Problem in Science
What is science? – How educators answer

Day Reading to do tonight Homework due before next class Other information
August 27 Umbrellaology (in class) none
August 29 Seeing the Science August 29 lecture slides

no class Monday – due date is Tuesday

September 5 Problematizing September 5
September 10 – catch up day- none

Module 3: The Demarcation Problem in Math
What is math? – How educators answer

Day Reading to do tonight Homework due before next class Other information
September 12 Mathematical Horizon September 12
September 17 Literacy in Three Metaphors
September 19 Politics of Math September 19 “last word” discussion
September 24 q&a day
September 26 2 options: Why We Stink at Math OR Good teaching, bad results September 26 also worth reading

Module 4: Is STEM Racist? Sexist?
How do we answer “what is science” or “what is math” in equitable ways? Can we?

Day Reading to do tonight Homework due before next class Other information
October 1 in class: discuss findings (hw)
why it matters  similar article  another
Unrelated article – came out this week
October 3 choose one October 3
(reading done this weekend)
in class activity
October 8 research briefs
October 10 October 3
(research brief done this weekend)
periscope lesson
October 15 math presents today
October 17 science presents today

Module 5: Putting it together: Critiquing curriculum
How do we answer “what is science” or “what is math” in equitable ways? Can we?

Day Reading to do tonight Homework due before next class Other information
October 22 biology week
October 24 Darwin’s Finches October 24 (Task 1)
October 29 math week
October 31 October 31 (Task 2)
November 5
November 7

Creating a lesson

 

Day Reading to do tonight Homework due before next class Other information
November 12
November 14
THANKSGIVING! THANKSGIVING! THANKSGIVING! THANKSGIVING!
November 26
November 28
December 3
December 5

FINAL PROJECT INFORMATION.

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