CTGE 5200 - Field Experience Seminar: Issues in Reflective Practice
This seminar is taken concurrently with first field placement. Along with a focus on issues in teaching practices, topics such as behavior, social/emotional learning, and EDTPA are discussed. Field experiences progress from observation to guided practice with small and whole groups of students. Teacher candidates are assigned to field experiences across a variety of settings and grade levels appropriate to their area of study. The seminar is intended as a vehicle for critical and collaborative reflection, through which theory can be integrated with practical experiences. The seminar also provides a structure for organizing workshops in the prevention of child abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, and violence, and for developing the skills and knowledge necessary to provide a sense of community in a safe, respectful, and nurturing classroom environment.