Date: December 10, 2014
To: All UF Graduate Students
Cc: All UF Graduate Coordinators and Staff
From: UF Graduate School
RE: Professional Development: Spring 2014 Graduate Teaching Practicum Course
SPECIAL TOPICS GRADUATE COURSE FOR SPRING 2014
EDF 6938 Teaching Practicum for Graduate Students
Section Number 03C2
Wednesdays: 3-6 p.m.
278 Norman Hall
3 credit hours
Instructor: Dr. David Therriault, Associate Professor
School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education (SHDOSE)
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This course is designed for graduate students interested in garnering experience to teach at the university level. Graduate students from disciplines outside of education are encouraged to enroll.
Specifically, the course surveys cognitive research on teaching (e.g., memory, attention, and motivation) and practical teaching issues (e.g., construction of syllabi, practice delivering effective lectures, teaching formats, test construction, and grading practices) We will examine readings primarily from a psychological point of view that makes use of empirical research. Students will have an opportunity to prepare their own syllabi, create their own tests, and practice teaching with peer-feedback. At the end of this course, students will be prepared to teach their first undergraduate course in their respective disciplines.
Please feel free to contact Dr. David Therriault with any questions at (352-273-4345) or for a copy of the syllabus, e-mail: [log in to unmask]