Observing Childhood Growth and Development
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This course is designed to provide an overview of child development three years through
twelve years of age, and the fundamentals of contemplative observation of young children.
It is intended to give the student an overview of current research and issues in child
development. Students are required to study and observe children in elementary settings,
learn to think critically about research and evidence presented, and to apply research
findings to solving current social problems impacting families and young children.
The class examines different theorists and their approaches to explaining child development
in a global context. This class is conducted in a seminar format. Practical application:
Field Placement (The application is completed during the twenty hours of field placement
that is required for the class). Elementary Teacher Preparation students who have
not taken EDU380 will have a pre-course reading, available on the MyNaropa EDU385
course link, due for the first class.Course Number: