EDC 721: Child Study and Developmental Assessment, Birth to Grade 2.
3 hours, 3 credits. Extended study of the integrated factors affecting infants, toddlers, and young children's physical, social, emotional, cognitive, language, and aesthetic development through observation, case study, and exposure to research and dominant theories of child development and learning through multiple technologies. Assessment of how young children differ in their development and approaches to supporting individual development; assessment of conditions that affect young children's development, including risk factors and patterns of specific disabilities, and cultural and linguistic diversity and significance of sociocultural and political contexts. Requires fieldwork with children, action research, and the development of an academic portfolio.
Last modified: 11/20/2014