Advanced Lecture for Pedagogy II-E2

Numbering Code U-LAS04 20003 LE47 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year Mainly 1st & 2nd year students Target Student For all majors
Language English Day/Period Thu.2
Instructor name Jeremy Rappleye (Graduate School of Education Associate Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course This course complements and extends Pedagogy II. It focuses on deepening students understanding of major pedagogical approaches by critically engaging with original, high-level texts by leading philosophical and educational thinkers. Students are encouraged to read advanced level texts so that they can acquire both a higher command of academic English and a deeper understanding of diverse pedagogical approaches.
Course Goals One primary goal of this course are to help students gain the skills and confidence to read challenging academic materials in English. Another goal is to develop high-level analytical skills in the field of pedagogy. A third is to gain a deeper knowledge of leading thinkers. In contrast to Pedagogy II, the core of this class will be critical reading and analysis of original texts. The modes of critical engagement acquired will be useful across all subjects in the social sciences and humanities.
Schedule and Contents This class will complement and thus closely follow Pedagogy II. Ideally, all students will enrol in both courses, first receiving lectures in Pedagogy II, then reading original texts to deepen their knowledge further in the Advanced Lecture for Pedagogy II.

As such, the class is organized in the same manner as Pedagogy II:

1. Class Overview and Student Questionarie (1 class)
2. Classic Conceptions: Plato's Cave, Socrates Soul (2-3 classes)
3. Traditional Pedagogy (Christianity, Oakeshott) (2-3 classes)
4. Progressive Pedagogy (Rousseau, Kilpatrick) (2-3 classes)
5. Dewey's Pedagogy: Experience and Democracy (2-3 classes)
6. Non-Western Pedagogy? Self, Tradition, Other (Japanese thinkers and others) (2-3 classes)

(15 lectures total, including Final Examination (or Final Paper), plus 1 Feedback Class
Evaluation Methods and Policy Classes will take the form of group analysis of key texts. Students will be expected to deliver a 10-15 minute presentation at least once during the course. Grading will based on attendance and active participation (30 points), evidence of advanced preparation (15 points), presentation and reflection paper (15 points), and a final evaluation, test or paper to be decided later (40 points). Students who are absent more than four times will not be given credit.
Course Requirements There are no special requirements for taking this course. However, students are strongly encouraged to also enroll in Pedagogy II at the same time as this course. These two courses will be roughly the same content, but Advanced Lecture for Pedagogy II will focus more on reading skills and deepening knowledge. All lectures will be in English, but the instructor can read and understand Japanese, so questions or comments may occasionally be made in Japanese.
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Students will be expected to read 1-2 major articles outside of class each week. This will be roughly 15-30 pages of challenging, academic English language text. This will require studying 2-3 hours outside of class each week for this course.
Textbooks Textbooks/References There is no textbook for this course. All readings will be distributed by the instructor in PDF format and hard copy (if students wish to have hard copy). We will discuss in the first class.
References, etc. Fifty Major Thinkers on Education: From Confucius to Dewey, J. Palmer (Ed.) , * Available online
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