Learning to Teach   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Addendum

PY 588 - Learning to Teach

This course will introduce students to issues of classroom instruction, adult learning models, learning assessment, exam and project development, facilitation of discussion and class activities, grading, and syllabi creation. As a component of class activities, students will prepare a statement of teaching philosophy, a teaching demonstration, and a sample syllabus that could be included in a set of application materials for an adjunct teaching position. While this course is an elective available to any student in the Department, those wishing to teach at The Chicago School are required to complete this course, obtain the recommendation of their Department chair, and undergo the normal processes associated with adjunct hiring, including application, interviewing, orientation, and quality assurance. Students wishing to teach at The Chicago School must also take the Learning to Teach Seminar I and II for the first two semesters they teach. (2 credits)