EDUC-240 : Middle Childhood and Adolescent Learning and Development

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: EDUC-240 Middle Childhood and Adolescent Learning and Development

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

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): EDUC-101

Course Description in college catalog:

This course will examine psychological theories regarding processes related to learning and how they apply to secondary education in middle childhood and adolescence. To the extent that learning and development occur in context, the role and impact of the home, school, and community on learning processes will also be investigated. Individual differences, the range of normal development, and strategies for accommodating individual variability in the secondary classroom will be emphasized. Cognitive, behavioral, social, emotional, and physical issues as these relate to student diversity (culture, heritage, SES, gender, race, ethnicity, and the full range of disabilities and exceptionalities) will be included. Students learn to apply knowledge of development and learning to interpret real world observations of adolescents and secondary educational settings. The course emphasizes foundational learning principles that guide effective teaching.

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. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life

  4. Use historical or social sciences perspectives to examine formation of ideas, human behavior, social institutions, or social processes

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

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).

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