10328 Classroom Interaction 1

Credits: 6 advanced credits in Education

Prerequisites: 36 credits, including three of the following: Introduction to Psychology; Educational Psychology; Social Psychology; Introduction to Sociology; Curriculum Design, Development and Implementation; Individualized Instruction; Challenges of School Management; Sociology of Education; Philosophy of Education; as well as Participation in Psychological and Educational Research. Students must also fulfill all English requirements and take bibliographic instruction in the Library.

The course is based on readers (in Hebrew and English) edited by Daniel Bar-Tal, Avikam Gazit and Dorit Olenik-Shemesh. The material includes a videocassette on teachers in various parts of the world (Australia, United States, Japan and Poland).

The course analyzes classroom interaction during teaching-learning, including all the variables that influence the interaction and its characteristics and dynamics, focusing on the two interacting actors the teacher and the pupil in the social and physical environment.

Topics: Classroom interaction approaches and research methods; The world of the teacher; The world of the pupil; The social and organizational environment of classroom interaction; The physical environment of classroom interaction; Teacher-pupil interaction.

1Students may write a seminar paper in this course, although it is not required.