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Introduction
Teaching Interests
Research Interests
Educational Background
Schedule




Charter College of Education

Division of Division of C&I and Division of EFIS

Chogollah Maroufi
Professor


Office: KH A2048
Phone: 323-343-5115
Email: cmarouf@calstatela.edu



INTRODUCTION

We need to examine all our cherished notions and beliefs in education, bottom-up, top-bottom, inside-out, and outside-in. It's a complicated and worthwhile task. We need to re-imagine education as a socio-politico-theological system, and reintroduce absurdity and skepticism, and even a sprinkling of cynicism and nihilism, as tools of learning and instruction. Education should be used to teach to question everything and anything and dismantle all sorts of fundamentalism and unquestioned certainties deeply embedded in education and elsewhere, especially in religions. Education should be used as a source of individual liberation and empowerment, and as a force for social transformation, equality, justice, and freedom.


TEACHING INTERESTS

Curriculum and instruction (philosophy, principles, methods of instruction) Foundational studies (the role of philosophical skepticism in education, socio-psychological foundations of learning and instruction, philosophy of education, political and moral education, learning and motivation theories, methods of teaching and learning.


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Socio-cultural and socio-psychological foundations of learning and instruction.

Representative Professional Activities

Date

Publications/Presentations

May 17, 2003 Keynote speaker for the Conference for Early Childhood Development
2003-05 Book reviews for McGraw-Hill, Longman, and others.
2004 Paper in progress for Philosophy of Education Conference in August, 04: Kant's notion of respect for moral education


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Ph.D. C&I and Foundations Studies 1988
UCLA

Los Angeles

MA C&I 1979
Cal Poly, SLO

San Luis Obispo, CA

MA School Administration 1080
Cal Poly, SLO

San Luis Obispo

MA Philosophy 2004/05--MA thesis in progress
Cal State, LA

Los Angeles

MA English 2005/06
Cal State, LA

Los Angeles


Spring 2004 SCHEDULE

CourseSect. No.TitleUnitsDay & TimeRoom
EDFN 510 1 Learning Theory 4 R: 4:20-7:55 KH C2094
EDSE 415 5 Secondary Classroom Management 4 F: 4:20-7:55 KH B2016

OFFICE HOURS

DayTime
Thursday12-4

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