EDU6005 - Psycho-Educational Development of Diverse Learner Classroom Application
This course affords the Teacher Candidate with a critical knowledge base for effective instructional planning. The course is an overview of human development, conception through adolescence, in the following domains: physical development (changes in the body and how a person uses the body), cognitive development (changes in styles of thinking, language ability and use, and memory), and psychosocial development (changes in feelings or emotions as well as in relations with other people). Each domain influences each of the others. Each, individually and related, influence performance in school. Instruction and curriculum address this continuity and change throughout childhood and adolescence.
The course also explores the educational practices which work effectively with special populations as well as state regulations which call upon the teacher to meet the needs of a diverse student population. The study will explore the influence of cultural and social factors on development, such as the impact of ethnicity, of language background, of gender, and of socioeconomic status. Effective and appropriate of research based information is the cornerstone of this course.