Principles of human thought and action with emphasis on individuals in their environment; individual differences in intelligence and personality; effects of heredity and environment on the organism; the nervous system, perception, learning, intelligence, motivation and emotion, and social relationships will be explored.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Explain key principles and theories that guide teachers.
- Classify differences in cognitive and language development.
- Explain how physical, social and moral development impacts learners.
- Compare and contrast various learner differences and how they impact learning.
- Explore the role of intelligence in the classroom.
- Explore cognitive theory and its role in teaching and learning.
- Distinguish between types of motivation.
- Summarize why motivation is essential to teaching and learning.
- Explore the role of discipline as it relates to classroom management.
- Outline models of instruction.
- Explore various teaching methods.
- Compare and contrast the different types of assessment.
- Evaluate the role of standardized testing.
- Outline the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of children from birth through adolescence.
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