Calendar of class events

Week 1. February 10-14 Orientation to the course.
February 10, 1999 (W). What is cognition and what is instruction.  How would you design a class on instruction for preservice teachers?
Orientation to the class web
(a computer lab, WHL#309):
      1. Read Class and Grading Policies (see Navigation Menu on the left side)
        2. Visit WebTalk (
see Navigation Menu on the left side)
        3. Post a message on the WebTalk about your ideas about cogntion and isntruction
        4. Reply on somebody's posting(s)
        5. Fill out Personal Information Form
        6. Check Second week's assignment template (
see hyperlink below)
            and check if you have questions.
        7. Take a picture of yourself for Class Profile page
February 14, 1999 (Su.)
First week’s project: Thought paper: Description of my interests due. Readings: Borko, Lave, Anderson, Greeno. Second week's reading essay due.

Week 2. February 15-21Situated and information processing theories of cognition and learning
February 17, 1999 (W). Class meeting: discussion of the assigned readings and
EDST390 class. Eugene's mini presentation on activity theory.
February 21, 1999 (Su).Readings: Köhler. Third week's reading essay due

Week 3. February 22-28 Animals' thinking: What is intellect and its evidence? Activity approach
February 25, 1999 (W). Class meeting: discussion of the assigned readings and
EDST390 class. Eugene's mini presentation on x-cultural research on reasoning.
February 28, 1999 (Su). Readings: Luria, Scribner, Latour 
4th week's Reading Essay due.  

Week 4. March 1-7 Cultural diversity and universality in cognition: Reasoning
March 3, 1999 (W). Class meeting: discussion of the assigned readings and
EDST390 class. Eugene's mini presentation on relationship among instruction, development, and learning.
March 7, 1999 (Su). Readings: Vygotsky
5th week's Reading Essay due.

Week 5. March 8 - March 14 Conceptual perspectives on cognitive development: Vygotsky's sociohistorical theory (overview).
March 10, 1999 (W). Class meeting: discussion of the assigned readings and EDST390 class. Eugene's mini presentation on models of representing students.
March 14, 1999 (Su). Readings: Bruner 
6th week's Reading Essay due.  
Monthly feedback on class is due (optional)

Week 6. March 15-21 Models of students
March 17, 1999 (W). Class meeting: discussion of the assigned readings and
EDST390 class. Eugene's mini presentation on types of guidance.
March 21, 1999 (Su). Readings:  Rogoff
7th week's Reading Essay due.

Week 7. March 22-28 Types of guidance
March 24, 1999 (W). Class meeting: discussion of the assigned readings and
EDST390 class. Eugene's mini presentation on instruction as design.
Monthly feedback on the class.
March 26, 1999 (F). 
Exclaim70B2.gif (1443 bytes) Check, please, the Progress Report to see if you meet my expecations by 03/26. Spring break begins!!!!!!!!
April 4, 1999 (Su). Wenger 
8th week's Reading Essay due.

Week 8. April 05-11 Instruction as design
April 7, 1999 (W). Class meeting: discussion of the assigned readings and
EDST390 class. Eugene's mini presentation on use of math in everyday life.
April 11, 1999 (Su). Readings: Lave 
9th week's Reading Essay due

Week 9. April 12 - April 18 Math in everyday life
April 14, 1999 (W). Class meeting: discussion of the assigned readings and
EDST390 class. Eugene's mini presentation on use of math in school
April 18, 1999 (Su). Readings:
To be announced 10th week's Reading Essay due.  

Week 10. April 19-25 Math in school
April 21, 1999 (W). Class meeting: discussion of the assigned readings and
EDST390 class. Eugene's mini presentation on use of langauge art in everyday life and art
April 25, 1999 (Su). Readings: Bakhtin
11th week's Reading Essay due.

Week 11. April 26- May 2 Language art in practice
April 28, 1999 (W). Class meeting: discussion of the assigned readings and
EDST390 class. Eugene's mini presentation on langauge art on school. First draft of your research paper (mindstorming of ideas) is due for in-class peer reviews.
May 02, 1999 (Su). Readings:
Textbook, Ch. 12 (pp. 366—401); McDermott. 12th week's Reading Essay due.

Week 12. May 03-09 Langauge art in school
May 5, 1999 (W). Class meeting: discussion of the assigned readings and
EDST390 class. Eugene's mini presentation on science in action. Second draft of your research paper (an organized discussion) is due in class for my feedback.
May 7, 1999 (F).
Monthly feedback on the class.
May 9, 1999 (Su). Latour
13th week's Reading Essay due.
Exclaim70B2.gif (1443 bytes) Please, check the update Progress Report on how are you doing by 05/07. Let me know if you find any discrepancy.

Week 13. May 10-16 Science in action
May 12, 1999 (W). Class meeting: discussion of the assigned readings and
EDST390 class. Eugene's mini presentation on teaching science in school. Third draft of your research paper (an organized discussion with evidence support) is due for out-class peer review.
May 16, 1999 (Su). Readings:
Lemke 14th week's Reading Essay due.

Week 14. May 17 - May 23 Talking science in school
May 19, 1999 (W).  Class meeting: discussion of the assigned readings and
EDST390 class. Last day of class!!!
May 21, 1999 (F).
Final feedback on the class.
At Home: Working on your final research paper.
Exclaim70B2.gif (1443 bytes) Check, please, the Progress Report to see if you meet my expecations by 05/21.

Week 15. May 24-May 28
May 24, 1999 (M). Last day when you can submit me your draft of final evaluation project for feedback.The last week's project: Thought paper: What I've learned in the class is due (it should be posted on our class Web).
May 26, 1999 (W).  Final research paper is due (it should be posted on the special web http://ematusov.eds.udel.edu/final.paper.pub)
May 28, 1999 (F).  Target11F3.gif (11333 bytes)See Progress Report with Final Grades and Grades for the Final Research Paper.

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