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Metaphors that bring meaning to learning and child development will be examined as they apply to instructional processes in the early childhood and elementary classroom. The interrelationship among these metaphors, and how they affect instructional processes, such as teaching, learning and lesson planning, will be a primary focus for this course.
This course examines the unique needs of the adult learner by critically examining relevant learning theories as well as instructional design practices. Students will examine prevailing institutional constructs and investigate the validity of those constructs by considering the latest neurological and cognitive studies that apply to adult learning. Students will examine dynamics that lead to adult learning success, develop an understanding of adult learning theory, and begin to prepare instructional practices that lead to empowered possibility for both the adult learner and the adult educator.
Teacher candidates learn to apply theories of human development and learning to a variety of classroom settings. Major theories of learning are examined as they apply in elementary/middle through high school grades and instructional decision-making. Teacher candidates seeking licensure at the elementary/middle level can take this class or ED 242.
ED 407 Non-Licensure Seminar (Online)
In this course we will engage in activities, discussions, and assignments that will strengthen our observation and reflection skills in order to increase our understanding of educational / schooling environments. We will work to uncover particular practices and contexts of teaching in an attempt to build a foundation for our future educational work.