CS 370. Introduction to Teaching Computer Science

Catalog Description: This is a course for aspiring teachers or those who want to instruct with expertise from evidence-based research and proven best practices. It provides pedagogical training by introducing the Big Ideas of Teaching and Learning, and illustrating how to put them into practice. The course is divided into three sections—instructing the individual; a group; and psycho-social factors that greatly affect learning at any level. These sections are designed to enhance any intern’s, tutor’s, or TA’s skillset. Class is discussion based, and covers theoretical and practical pedagogical aspects to teaching in STEM. An integral feature of the course involves providing weekly tutoring sessions.

Units: 3.0

Prerequisites: Prerequisite satisfied Concurrently: experience tutoring or as an academic intern; or concurrently serving as an academic intern while taking course.

Formats:
Fall: 1.5 hours of lecture, 3.0 hours of recitation, and 3.0 hours of tutorial per week
Spring: 1.5 hours of lecture, 3.0 hours of recitation, and 3.0 hours of tutorial per week

Grading basis: satisfactory

Final exam status: No final exam


Class Schedule (Spring 2019):
We 5:00PM - 6:29PM, Jacobs Hall 310 – Christopher Hunn
Th 5:00PM - 6:29PM, Jacobs Hall 310 – Christopher Hunn

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