EDUC 901: Current Topics in Education

This course is designed to critically examine current topics and emerging issues impacting education as they relate to the big ideas in the M. Ed program: Inquiry, Collaboration, Identity, Equity, Agency, and Power. Students will examine the influence of personal beliefs, values, worldviews, and assumptions on the perception/interpretation of current issues, the teaching- and learning-related practice, and decision making in education. Students will self-select a current issue that has impacted their educational context, leverage the class as a community to expand and refine their understanding of the issue, then synthesize the variety of perspectives into an action plan/way forward.