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ECE 238 - Social and Emotional Learning:CD

3.0 Credits
Provides skills to plan a classroom program that fosters relationships, a sense of belonging, predictability, and is consistent with the defined principles of social-emotional learning for early learners. All content is explored within a cultural context. S/U grade option.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Document and state the connection between social and emotional learning and success in all aspects of learning and growth throughout early childhood. [REASON]
  2. Document and relate research-based rationale supporting the importance of the social-emotional context for children’s learning in all domains of development. [REASON]
  3. Document and illustrate the role of the family and primary care givers in the social and emotional development of a child. [EXPLORE]
  4. Document personally defined teaching strategies that provide: a climate of trust and security, age-appropriate opportunities for autonomy and initiative, encouragement of children’s sense of competence, support of the process of children’s learning to build collaborative and reciprocal relationships with other children and guidance for developing responsibility for self, responsibility for others, expression of emotions / feelings, pro-social skills, problem-solving of conflict, and reduction of acts of exclusion. [EXPLORE].
  5. Demonstrate the ability to plan an early childhood classroom environment and use curriculum approaches consistent with defined principles of social-emotional learning, including representation of diversity of culture, race, language, family and community throughout the classroom, and evaluation of materials and practices to counter potential bias or discrimination of any child or family with respect to gender, language, culture, ethnicity or family structure. [ACT]
  6. Recognize the teacher’s role in social-emotional learning in utilizing communication to gain understanding of children and their thoughts and feelings; encourage children’s verbal expression; and strengthen communication among children. [COMMUNICATE]

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