Jun 21, 2021
EDEC 4200 - Philosophy and Theories of Child Development and Education
This course provides students opportunities to learn how to write effectively in any context or medium while investigating current models, issues and trends in early childhood education. In learning to write under formal instruction one needs to have a framework for thinking, reflecting and talking about writing. Students will use technology to support writing across a broad range of topics as they synthesize philosophies and theories of child development. 25% of this course will be focused on developing writing in a writing intensive format.
Requisites: C or better in EDEC 1600 and Jr or Sr
Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 1JE
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Control conventions of structure, syntax, grammar, usage, punctuation, and spelling.
- Critique their own and others ideas and writing styles.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how theories of development influence teachers in the classroom.
- Develop knowledge of the role of computer-mediated communication.
- Evaluate, analyze, and synthesize primary and secondary texts through reading and writing.
- Identify, in depth, the premises of theories of development.
- Practice appropriate means of documenting their work.
- Understand how to draw on genre conventions to address purposes, audiences, and situations through writing.
- Understand the collaborative and social aspects of the writing process.
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