FYI— Education as Individuation and Enculturation                         9:00-11:00 TTh, 

D. Vessey                    363-2146 (Office)                                           Office Hours: 210 MI

vesseyd@beloit.edu                                                                             T 1-4; Th  1-3

                                                                                                            and by appointment

                                                                                               

Required Texts:

            Brann,Paradoxes of Education in a Republic

            Chiang, Chinese Calligraphy

            Ebest, et. al.Writing from A to Z

            Additional photocopied readings by Spencer, Emerson, Freire, Minnich,             Bloom, Collier, Schuller, Sidron, Eaton and Dewey,

 

The material will be divided into six sections: Issues in education theory, jazz improvisation, Chinese calligraphy, innovation within disciplines, John Dewey, and student presentations. Each day there will be a reading assignment and each Tuesday an additional writing assignment.  The first hour will focus on the reading; the second hour will focus directly on issues of intellectual virtue: reading effectively, writing well, thinking carefully and critically, developing good study habits, and developing the character traits necessary for being a good student.  The semester ends with twenty minute formal research presentations.

 

 

1. Tue, Aug. 28            Hour 1:           Ed theory

                                                Reading:  Spencer "What Knowledge is of Most Worth?"

                                                Paper #1 Due

                                    Hour 2:           Revising Papers

 

2. Thu, Aug. 30           Hour 1:           Ed theory

                                                Reading: Brann, Chp. 1 "Utility" pp. 23-63

                                    Hour 2:           Student Skills

 

 

 

3. Tue, Sept. 4             Hour 1:           Ed theory

                                                Reading: Brann, Chp. 2 "Tradition" pp. 64-119

                                                Paper #2 Due

                                    Hour 2:           Student Skills

 

4. Thu, Sept. 6             Hour 1:           Ed theory

                                                Reading: Brann, Chp. 3 "Rationality" pp. 120-149

                                    Hour 2:           Student Skills

 

 

 

5. Tue, Sept. 11           Hour 1:           Ed theory

                                                Reading:  Emerson "Self-Reliance" (Handout)

                                                Paper #3 Due

                                    Hour 2:           Student Skills

 

6. Thu, Sept. 13           Hour 1:           Ed theory

                                                Reading:  Emerson "Education" (Handout)

                                    Hour 2:           Student Skills

 

 

 

7. Tue, Sept. 18           Hour 1:           Ed theory

                                                Reading:  Freire from Pedagogy of the Oppressed                                                                (Handout)

                                                Paper #4 Due

                                    Hour 2:           Student Skills

 

8. Thu, Sept. 20           Hour 1:           Ed theory

                                                Reading:  Minnich from Transforming Knowledge                                                                          (Handout)

                                    Hour 2:           Student Skills

 

 

 

9. Tue, Sept. 25           Hour 1:           Ed theory

                                                Reading:  Bloom from The Closing of the American Mind

                                                Paper #5 Due

                                    Hour 2:           Student Skills

 

10. Thu, Sept. 27         Hour 1:           Jazz   Background to Music Theory

                                                Reading: "Improvisation" from The Oxford Companion                                                                                to Jazz

                                    Hour 2:           Student Skills

 

 

 

11. Tue, Oct. 2             Hour 1:           Jazz    Improvisation

                                                Reading: Collier “Going it Alone”, “Art and the                                                                             Academy”

                                                Paper #6 Due

                                    Hour 2:           Student Skills

 

12. Thu, Oct. 4             Hour 1:           Jazz    History "I've Got Rhythm"

                                                Reading: Schuller "Jazz: A Historical Perspective"

                                    Hour 2:           Student Skills

 

 

 

13. Tue, Oct. 9             Hour 1:           Jazz    "Time After Time"

                                                Listening Assignment

                                                Paper #7 Due

                                    Hour 2:           Student Skills

 

14. Thu, Oct. 11          Hour 1:           Jazz    Jazz and Race

                                                Reading:  Sidron from Black Talk

                                    Hour 2:           Student Skills

 

 

 

FALL  BREAK!!!!!

 

 

15. Tue, Oct.  23          Hour 1:           Chinese Calligraphy   History of styles

                                                Reading: Chiang pp. 1-105

                                                Paper #8 Due:

                                    Hour 2:           Student Skills

 

16. Thu, Oct. 25          Hour 1:           Chinese Calligraphy   Technique

                                                Reading: Chiang pp. 133-188

                                    Hour 2:           Student Skills

 

 

 

17. Tue, Oct. 30           Hour 1:           Chinese Calligraphy   Training

                                                Reading: Chiang pp. 189-213

                                                Paper #9 Due

                                    Hour 2:           Student Skills

 

18. Thu, Nov. 1           Hour 1:           Chinese Calligraphy   Aesthetics

                                                Reading: Chiang 106-132; 214-239

                                    Hour 2:           Student Skills

 

 

 

19. Tue, Nov. 6            Hour 1:           Beloit Educational History

                                                Reading: Eaton from Historical Sketches of Beloit College

                                                Paper #10 Due

                                    Hour 2:           Student Skills

 

20. Thu, Nov. 8           Hour 1:           Innovation within Disciplines

                                                Reading: TBA

                                    Hour 2:           Student Skills

 

 

 

21. Tue, Nov. 13          Hour 1:           Innovation within Disciplines

                                                Reading:TBA

                                                Paper #11 Due

                                    Hour 2:           Student Skills

 

22. Thu, Nov. 15         Hour 1:           John Dewey

                                                Reading: from Democracy and Education

                                    Hour 2:           Student Skills

 

 

 

23. Tue, Nov. 20          Hour 1:           John Dewey

                                                Reading: from Democracy and Education

                                                Paper #12 Due

                                    Hour 2:           Making Presentations

 

 

 

THANKSGIVING BREAK!!!

 

 

24. Tue, Nov. 27          Presentations

 

25. Thu, Nov. 29         Presentations

 

 

 

26. Tue, Dec. 4            Presentations

 

27. Thu, Dec. 6            Presentations

 

 

 

28. Tue, Dec. 11          Wrap-up/Evaluations

 

 

 

Grades:            Attendance and participation: 30%

                        Papers: 50%

                        Presentation: 20%