te 818 curriculum in its social context Dr. Matt ferkany, ph. d
This course challenged me to examine the philosophical, social, and historical foundations behind the creation of our nation’s educational curriculum. I investigated the historical forces that shaped our curriculum, interrogated the philosophical ideas underlying our educational approaches, and challenged the outcomes of what our current curriculum is producing. There was a heavy emphasis placed upon connecting these imperative questions to the work that I currently perform as an educational leader.
ead 863 training and professional development dr. john dirkx, ph. d.
Through this course I learned how important individual professional development is to the ongoing development of our education system. I gained strategies around designing, delivering, and assessing training and development opportunities for adults, employers, and students. I examined theories about human development and organizational purposes that often guide training opportunities. I challenged my own personal values and beliefs in order to incorporate additional approaches and perspectives to create more effective professional development in the future.