2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (September 2017) 
    
    Jul 18, 2019  
2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (September 2017) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDUC 3050 - Child Development, Motivation, and Learning


(5 cr.) In this course, teacher candidates prepare to understand the social, physical, emotional, and intellectual growth and development of children as related to learning and motivation in the elementary classroom. Teacher candidates explore philosophies and theories of child development and make connections between and among the key topics of development, learning and motivation, and social and cultural diversity. Learning environments and resources (including technology) that support the developmental needs of elementary children are identified and analyzed. In addition, teacher candidates explore the importance of family and community connections to support children’s learning; develop strategies for engaging families in the learning process of their children; and consider the role of children’s interests and personal experiences when planning instruction. Teacher candidates identify typical and atypical developmental patterns; analyze effectiveness of instructional strategies; and consider the role of specialists in supporting children’s growth and development. (Prerequisite(s): EDUC 2401.) 



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