EDC 551A: Integrated Learning

Synonym:

86371 (for web registration)

Section:

B

Faculty:

Paula Denton

Credits:

3

Seats:

20

Semester:

Fall 2012

Meeting Schedule:

Thursdays 8/30 - 12/13 (1:00PM-3:29PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Curriculum & Instruction

This course will provide students’ with opportunities to acquire an historical perspective of the integrated day classroom. students’ will learn to appreciate the value of an integrated approach to learning and gain experience in determining children’s characteristics, levels of development and needs through observation. students’ will see the learning of creative, social and process skills as important components of the curriculum and learn how to plan and implement an interdisciplinary thematic study, which can satisfy the demands of the curriculum, as well as build on children’s experiences and meet the needs and interest of a variety of learners. They will explore issues and learn techniques of management, grouping, documentation, record keeping, display, evaluation, etc., and understand the implications of establishing a democratic classroom and a community for learning and sharing.