EDT 572: Human Develop Chldhd

Synonym:

78181 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Jane Miller

Credits:

3

Seats:

15

Semester:

Fall 2011

Meeting Schedule:

Fridays 9/2 - 12/16 (8:30AM-10:59AM)

Description:

Competency Area: Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education
Required of and restricted to Fall 2011 entering Integrated Learning Elementary and Early Childhood certification students, others by written permission of the Program Director provided to the Registrar's Office via Antioch email.

Good teaching stems from a grasp of the principles and purposes of human development. A vision of development provides the biological and philosophical underpinnings of informed education. By examining the ?plan? which directs human growth, we find a basis upon which curriculum can be built. Without this perspective, schooling can become arbitrary and heartless. In this course, we first aspire to discover the universal characteristics of being human while also searching out that which is unique in each of us. To accomplish this, we will pursue theoretical and narrative accounts of development and attempt to reflect on our lives. One of a teacher?s greatest resources is her ability to recall what it felt like as a child. Readings will be from Kegan, Crain, and a variety of other provocative developmental theorists.