2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Oct 25, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDUC& 115 - Child Development

5.0 Credits
Build foundation for explaining how children develop in all domains, prenatal through early adolescence. Explore developmental theories, methods for documenting growth, and impact of brain development.  
Dual Listed as No

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

  1. Discuss prominent child development research and theories guiding practices of parents, caregivers, and educators.
  2. Describe the developmental sequence from conception through early adolescence in all domains.
  3. Analyze critical stages of brain development as influencers of child development.
  4. Describe how differences and commonalities in individuals and cultures affect nurturing practices.
  5. Articulate how families, caregivers, teachers, community, culture, and trauma influence development.
  6. Examine techniques to conduct and document observations of children as a means to assess and communicate growth and development. 
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

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