EDU 101 Introduction to Student Development
This is a field based study of the K-12 spectrum of student development, with a focus on observing how teachers teach differently to developmental levels of students, and on the roles of the family and community in student development. The course covers "child and adolescent development through the school perspective." Students will be learning a variety of techniques of observation used by the education researcher, discussing and analyzing their observation and insights, and reading and studying key developmental concepts. Students will compose an autobiography of themselves as an example of writing narrative inquiry. The technology thread required includes use of the computer to create word documents, send email and us Blackboard effectively. The field component is 25-hours at K-12 schools, and 10 hours with a family and/or community service agency. Level: Freshmen and Sophomores. This course is offered in the spring and fall semesters, 2009-2010.