2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
    
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EDUC& 115 - Child Development



5.0 Credits
Build a functional understanding of the foundation of child development, prenatal to early adolescence. Observe and document physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of children, reflective of cross cultural and global perspectives. S/U grade option.(Was ECE 110)

Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Discuss prominent child development research and theories. [COMMUNICATE]
  2. Describe the developmental sequence from conception through early adolescence in all domains using appropriate terminology and identifying characteristics of each. [REASON]
  3. Describe individual and cultural affects, differences and commonalities in child development and nurturing practices. [REASON]
  4. Articulate how family, caregivers, teachers, community and culture influence development. [COMMUNICATE]
  5. Implement appropriate techniques to conduct and document observations of children as a means to assess and communicate growth and development. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Document the importance of active learning, direct experiences, play, and a social context to children’s learning, based on developmental principles and professionally defined practices. [REASON]
  7. Demonstrate, as a child development specialist, the ability to describe and apply principles of Piaget, Vygotsky, and Erikson in specific teaching strategies related to the individualized learning process and perspective of young children. [REASON]



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