Introduction to Education
I. Course Prefix/Number: EDN 101
Course Name: Introduction to Education
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 0 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
A. evaluate teaching as a profession and analyze the impact of various social forces on the practicing teacher.
B. explain historical, philosophical and sociological influences on education.
C. relate basic sociological concepts to American society and American schools.
D. demonstrate a knowledge of prevalent organization and governance patterns in education systems.
E. define federal, state, and local responsibilities for education.
F. identify and discuss current and emerging issues in education.
G. demonstrate a knowledge of the meaning and benefits of multicultural education.
H. demonstrate knowledge of basic needs, characteristics, and behavioral patterns in the teaching/learning process.
V. Academic Integrity
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.
VI. Sequence of Topics
B. The System
1. American Public Education
2. Key Positions
3. Legal Rights and Responsibilities
C. The Student
1. Cultural Pluralism in the Student Body
2. Characteristics of Individual Students
D. Curriculum and Instruction
b. nature of subject matter
c. method and content selection
E. Current Trends and Issues in Public American Education
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
B. Writing: Students will be required to write for the class the equivalent of 12-15 typed pages of material that will be graded. This writing may take the form of a research or term paper, summaries of journal articles, and/or a series of shorter, analytical papers.
C. Oral presentations: Individual and/or group work reporting.
IX. Instructional Materials
Varies by instructor.
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
XI. Other Course Information
B. Late assignments, make-up exams, and incomplete grades are to be arranged at the instructor's discretion.
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.