Sep 28, 2021
EDEC 3610 - Guidance and Classroom Management in Early Childhood
This course focuses on developing an understanding of theories and principles of early childhood guidance and discipline. It emphasizes constructive guidance and discipline approaches to classroom management and discipline. Through identifying various developmental, socio-economic and cultural factors influencing student behavior, the course explores reasons behind student behaviors and classroom issues, presents various developmentally appropriate strategies and techniques for classroom use and provides opportunities for early childhood teachers to reflect and develop their own philosophy and repertoire for classroom guidance and discipline.
Requisites: EDEC 2001 concurrent and C or better in (EDEC 1600 or PSY 2410)
Credit Hours: 3
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
- Students will be able to explain the social and emotional development of young children.
- Students will be able to analyze and identify possible causes of various behaviors and discipline problems.
- Students will be able to explain developmentally appropriate classroom management techniques for early childhood classrooms.
- Students will be able to recognize the importance of working and communicating with families in guiding young children.
- Students will be able to acquire, plan and apply specific guidance and management strategies in their clinical classroom.
- Students will be able to identify and complile developmenentally appropriate guidance techniques for early childhood classrooms.
- Students will be able to evaluate and develop their own philosophy of classroom management and guidance of young children
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