Druffel Syllabus for Second Half

Hi, Here’s my proposed syllabus for the second half of the semester. Looking forward to your comments! American Literature, American Learning Part II Professor Cathy Davidson                                                            Spring 2016 cdavidson@gc.cuny.edu                                                             Graduate Center rm 3207 Danica Savonick danicasavonick@gmail.com COURSE DESCRIPTION: Am Lit, Am Learning looks at the history and future of American education. […]

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Erica’s Midterm Syllabus – Part I

Wed 3/9 Wed 3/16 Wed 3/30 Theme, topic, goals for this session Active Learning practices and Formative Assessment for use in the classroom. CUNY Then and Now Anti-intellectualism and problems with “progressive” education Reading Assignments –Using Active Learning in the classroom – Active Learning techniques for the classroom -The Pedagogy Project (HASTAC) –A sample of formative assessment techniques –Working Inside […]

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Erica’s Midterm Syllabus – Part II

Wed 4/13 Wed 4/20 Wed 5/4 Final Project Immigrants and DREAMers Politics, Policies, and Platforms: Education reform and the election year There’s and App for That: EdTech and teaching with technology –Dream Deferred: Undocumented at CUNY -hooks, bell. “Teaching to Trangress” –YouTube: Hunger Strike for DREAM Act -Steckel and Zasloff. “Hold Fast to Dreams.” The New Press, 2015. –Higher Ed […]

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Fun and Fear in Experimental Teaching

I’d like to write about a moment from “A Vision of Students Today,” the video that outlines the mismatch between the education students receive and the world they live in. (To summarize the video, our education system relies on greatly outdated forms of learning to prepare students to live in a largely digitalized world. Specifically, college education relies on large […]

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The Quest for Relevance: blog post for 2/17/16

This week’s readings provided a wide variety of ways to think about how institutional structures of education can exist to perform many different a social functions–from indoctrinating Native peoples into the fear of Satan, to designing reading for women’s colleges that will prepare students “to be an agreeable companion for a suitable man,” to elevating students’ culinary complaints to the […]

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Parent-Teacher Conference

Perhaps there is a reason why Plato suggested the State might be better served if parents were severed from their children at birth. This week’s readings highlight the difficulty–or impossibility–of marrying genetic & general responsibilities within an educational institution or program. From the founding Harvard documents, in which the authority of the tutor and the “call of parents or guardians” are conflated and confused, through […]

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Class Constitutions

American Literature, American Learning Field Notes to 21st Century Literacies Kalle Westerling, Communications 1010, Baruch College, “Fall 2015 Constitution”  Amelia R. Barili, University of California at Berkeley, Bilingual “Volunteering and Global Education Manifesto” and “Borges, Buddhism, and Cognitive Science” Cathy Davidson, Sebastian Thrun, Jesse Stommel, Audrey Roberts, et al. “Forum: A Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital […]

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American Literature, American Learning Syllabus

American Literature, American Learning Link to editable version of this syllabus: http://bit.ly/Am_Lit_Learning Link to class constitution: http://bit.ly/AmLitconstitution   Graduate Center Room 3207 Spring 2016 | Wednesday 6:30-8:30   Prof. Cathy N. Davidson cdavidson@gc.cuny.edu Office Rm. 3314   Office Hours By Appointment CUNY Graduate Center   Danica Savonick   Futures Initiative Fellow, Teaching Assistant Office Rm. 3316  By Appointment danicasavonick@gmail.com   DESCRIPTION This […]

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