EDUC-230 : Childhood Learning and Development in Cultural Context

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: EDUC-230 Childhood Learning and Development in Cultural Context

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): EDUC-101

Course Description in college catalog:

The goal of this course is to enable students to acquire a knowledge base of developmental processes from birth through adolescence and their implications for classroom practice. Students will examine the central emotional, cognitive, and social issues for each developmental period during childhood. Cultural, socio-economic, and historical influences on development will be integrated within the course. Starting from an ecological perspective, students explore the influences of environmental factors such as family, culture, and economics on the development of the individual. Individual differences, the range of normal development, and strategies for accommodating individual variability in the classroom will be emphasized. This course integrates required fieldwork observation and the use of technology.. 

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

Dual-Joint AA/BA Degree in Childhood Education with Queens College

A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science)

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  3. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

  4. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

  5. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

1. Students will recognize how children learn and develop, and can deliver learning opportunities that support their intellectual, social, and personal development.

2. Students will be able to describe the stages of typical human development in the domains of cognition, language, social/emotional and physical in children ages 4-12.

3. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the interconnections between culture, family, community, and school, and the dynamic interaction between teachers, parents and community members necessary to promote children’s growth and learning.

4. Students will demonstrate knowledge of contemporary theories of human development and their relevance to educational practices in elementary schools.

5. Students will examine the literature for developmentally appropriate practices for young children that incorporate technology to enhance learning.

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

Assignments Points
Class participation 20
Observation Paper 10
Response Papers- In Class Assignments 20
Final Paper Presentation 10
Final Paper 40

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the Office of Accessibility Services in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Office of Accessibility Services website.

Campus Cultural Centers

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QCC Art Gallery

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