Class Restriction And Registration Summary


ESS 33633 - Section 01: CBL: Literacy at the Library (CRN 19739)
Long Title: CBL: Literacy for Elementary Children at the Library

Course Description:
This community based learning course provides an opportunity for students to participate in the co-construction of two communities: (1) as literacy tutors at the main branch of the St. Joseph County Public Library (SJCPL) and (2) as members of the research team (students enrolled in the course) on campus. We will meet 75 minutes/week on campus to discuss readings related to literacy instruction and ethnographic qualitative research methods. Students will also spend up to two hours per week (M-TH; day to be determined based on students' schedules) at the SJCPL working with one to two children. Students will develop an extensive understanding of evidence-based best practices in literacy instruction (Gambrell & Morrow, 2015) for elementary aged children to provide weekly tutoring and guide children in literacy focused project-based learning (Dewey, 1938). Students will also develop knowledge and skills as qualitative ethnographic researchers to contribute to the development of programming at the library to best serve the literacy needs and interests of the children and families in the community. The semester will conclude with a presentation of individual and team research findings and a mini-conference with the children to share their projects with the wider community. Our work will be framed by a Vygotskian sociocultural theory of learning, align with Catholic Social Teaching, and maintain a mutually beneficial relationship with the SJCPL and the families it serves.

Associated Term: Fall Semester 2018
Campus: Main
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course may not be repeated

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:
Employee Non-Degree (EM) ,  St. Mary's College (SM) ,  Undergraduate Non-Degree (UD) ,  Undergraduate (UG)
Must be enrolled in one of the following Campuses:
Main (M)

Course Attributes:
ESEI - MEDS Education-Focused ,  ZCSC-Commnty Engagmnt Course ,  ZTST - Final exam ,  ZUG1 - UG Research (Admin)

Registration Availability (Overflow: Off )
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