ESE 535: Conceptual & Human Development
Synonym:56724 (for web registration)
Meeting Schedule:Fridays 9/5 - 12/19 (1:00PM-3:59PM)
Section A: Competency Areas: Cert – Required: EE – Required alternate; EAO, CB, IND & RMC – Elective
Section A: Restricted to ES Certification students who entered Fall 07 through July 31; open to all ES students on August 1.
Section B: Competency Area: Elective
Section B: Restricted to Science Education student through July 31; open to ES students on August 1.
An understanding of human development is the foundation for effective teaching. Developmental processes, the intersection of biology and cultural context, are the blueprint upon which the educational objectives and curricula of schools should be built. We will explore the entire life span, focusing on cognitive development throughout, with primary emphasis on middle childhood and adolescence. In an attempt to better understand thinking and learning, we will explore a variety of questions including: What is thinking? How does it develop? What is intelligence? and, Are learning and intelligence related? This course will provide an overview of the potential conceptual abilities of children and adults and a framework for creating effective