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Pro-Sem: Seminar One Welcome!! September 11, 2002 Class: ED Block 370A 220-5636 Prof: Eugene G. Kowch Office: Rm 610, Ed Tower My door.

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1 Pro-Sem: Seminar One Welcome!! September 11, 2002 Class: ED Block 370A Prof: Eugene G. Kowch Office: Rm 610, Ed Tower My door is always open… We remember the good in mankind on Sept 11th…

2 © E. Kowch 2002 What could do today… 1.Introductions! 2.What do you see from there? 3.What Pro-Sem “Is”. 4.What Pro-Sem “Is Not”. 5.Welcome to the Profession 6.Course Stuff: 1.The Green Book 2.Course Outline 1.Required Texts 3.Course Web Site

3 © E. Kowch 2002 Class Introductions Say hello to the person beside you Say hello to the person beside you Interview them for five minutes. Interview them for five minutes. What is your name? What is your name? Tell me about one of your strengths? Tell me about one of your strengths? Where do you come from? Where do you come from? What is your specialty? What is your specialty? What grades do you hope to teach? What grades do you hope to teach? Introduce your new colleague to the class Introduce your new colleague to the class

4 © E. Kowch 2002 What wonders await…

5 © E. Kowch 2002 Share your ideas on the days since Monday, please….

6 © E. Kowch 2002 What is a Profession? pro·fes·sion (noun) pro·fes·sion (noun) 1.an occupation that requires extensive education or specialized training 2.the members of a particular profession 3.a public acknowledgment or declaration of something - public service.

7 © E. Kowch 2002 pro·fes·sion·al (adjective) 1. relating to or belonging to a profession 2.engaged in an occupation as a paid job rather than as a hobby 3.showing a high degree of skill or competence 4.habitually, and usually annoyingly, indulging in a particular activity (! OED) What is a Professional?

8 © E. Kowch 2002 What is a Professional? Discussion Discussion Social Values Social Values Health Care Health Care People People Pets Pets Education Education Similarities? Similarities?

9 © E. Kowch 2002 pro·fes·sion·al (adjective) 1. somebody whose occupation requires extensive education or specialized training 2.somebody who is engaged in an occupation as a paid job rather than as a hobby 3.somebody who shows a high degree of skill or competence 4.an expert player of a sport who is employed by a golf or other sports club to teach its members (you can be both if you like…) (adjective) 1. somebody whose occupation requires extensive education or specialized training 2.somebody who is engaged in an occupation as a paid job rather than as a hobby 3.somebody who shows a high degree of skill or competence 4.an expert player of a sport who is employed by a golf or other sports club to teach its members (you can be both if you like…)

10 © E. Kowch 2002 Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting, over and over announcing your place in the family of things. Mary Oliver, “Wild Geese” Enjoy the excitement…

11 © E. Kowch 2002 You find yourself among a flock….

12 © E. Kowch 2002 Pro-Sem is very much about discovering the “One” in the context of the “Many”

13 © E. Kowch 2002 Food for thought: Exemplar Teachers from different places Look at our own roots…. on the whiteboard: List the Discipline of your Last Degree…. Who are we? Look at our own roots…. on the whiteboard: List the Discipline of your Last Degree…. Who are we? View the online video clips of the U of C Best Teachers - Listen - compare and contrast these fine teachers… View the online video clips of the U of C Best Teachers - Listen - compare and contrast these fine teachers… Which Teacher are you ? Which learners do you think “learn best” from these teachers ? What is the “best” learning”? Which Teacher are you ? Which learners do you think “learn best” from these teachers ? What is the “best” learning”? Which Teacher are you ? Which learners do you think “learn best” from these teachers ? Which Teacher are you ? Which learners do you think “learn best” from these teachers ? Hyperlink video inload here

14 © E. Kowch 2002 Activity 1. Write your metaphor for learning (1 page) 2. Write your metaphor for teaching ( 1 page) 3. Hand the above in to-day We will track how our metaphor changes Over the course of this year …

15 © E. Kowch 2002 Enjoy “Immersion” next week Field Immersion Assignment: Characterize your school for us (use the handout as a guide). Field Immersion Assignment: Characterize your school for us (use the handout as a guide). Due: September 25th Due: September 25th We’ll compare our results We’ll compare our results

16 © E. Kowch 2002 Due next class (Sept 25th) Read & Respond ( 2 see outline for guide): Read & Respond ( 2 see outline for guide): Ayers, Chapter 2: Ayers, Chapter 2: Seeing the student. Wotherspoon, Chapter 1: Wotherspoon, Chapter 1: The Sociological Analysis of Education Wotherspoon, Chapter 2: Wotherspoon, Chapter 2: Sociological Theories of Education. Characterize your school… (Handout). Characterize your school… (Handout).


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