MSU history class presents on challenges of education pioneers
"Controversy, Challenges and Changes: the Enduring Promise of Education" is a First Year Experience class requiring students to research the difficulties early education pioneers overcame in what some leaders considered an "immoral" community (Minot). This Thursday (Dec. 8), Minot State University students will present their findings in an informal poster session from 1 to 3 p.m. on the second floor west wing of Old Main. Mark Timbrook, Office of Instructional Technology design specialist, adjunct history faculty and author, teaches the class.
Students who participate in FYE register for three theme-related courses. Instructors collaborate to craft meaningful assignments around the theme and across courses to produce a learning community. The first semester FYE learning community examined the American education system, in concert with a sweeping look at the American experience and understanding of liberty. Timbrook's history class gave students a hands-on experiential approach to handling and examining historic photographs and choosing a local topic of research that tied into American education during the early 20th century.
"The combination of classes allowed students to examine the controversies, challenges and evolutionary changes of education in our nation," Timbrook said. "We researched the history of MSU because it supports the education foundations class, and the school was established during the early 20th century."
Topics presented at Thursday's poster session include MSU founders, early sports, the evolution of Old Main, early student organizations and remembering those who sacrificed.
For questions, contact Timbrook at 858-3832 or firstname.lastname@example.org.