EDT 572: Human Develop Chldhd

Synonym:

86398 (for web registration)

Section:

B

Faculty:

Susan Dreyer Leon

Credits:

3

Seats:

15

Semester:

Fall 2012

Meeting Schedule:

Fridays 8/31 - 12/14 (8:30AM-10:59AM)

Description:

Competency Area: Theoretical & Philosophical Foundations of Education

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.