Social/Behavioral Science Exploration
This course explores the process of child development and learning from birth through elementary ages as it contributes to the teaching and learning of children in early childhood and elementary educational settings. It emphasizes major theories of childhood learning and development encompassing normal physical, cognitive, and social learning; the interrelations among these aspects of learning; and their implications for early education. Students examine personal experiences and the empirical literature on child learning, and consider best educational practices and interventions relative to their knowledge of development, culture, and context. Students taking ED PS 6720 will have additional course work and be held to a higher scholastic standard.