EDUC 265 Growth and Development: Theory into Practice

This course will explore and analyze major concepts, principles, theories, and research associated with development of children from birth to young adults, including cognitive, biological, social, and affective domains. In this course students will identify, collect, and report on how theories/theorists are reflected in instruction, management, and assessment when working with children and youth. Students will identify field placements in which they will complete observations and analysis of instruction, management, and assessment strategies. A major emphasis in this course will be research: definitions, components, types, evaluation criteria, etc. Students will complete all applied assignments within the appropriate age groups to be observed and studied according to their disciplines and career goals. All assignments for this class will be completed in APA style. This course should be taken with the Pre-Professional Block (sophomore) with EDUC 202 and SPED 261.