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Child Development EDU 210

Formerly Child Development EDU 210; also Child Development EDU 210
Location: 
Faith Builders Educational Programs, 28527 Guys Mills Road, Guys Mills, PA.
Length: 
45 hours (5 to 15 weeks).
Dates: 
July 1998 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the age group characteristics of pre-school, elementary and secondary school children; explain major elements of behavior, cognitive, humanist and biblically-based learning theories and apply their beneficial implications to classroom settings; outline an approach to character training that is biblically based and show how it adjusts to follow the child through various stages of growth; demonstrate understanding of a learning model that accounts for the interaction of teacher and teacher instruction with the learner's heart and mind which results in content learning, concept development and creative expression; illustrate concepts taught in the course by writing a brief autobiography of life-shaping influences and by recording observations gleaned from interacting with a child outside of class; outline some identifying characteristics of slow, learning disabled, and gifted children along with suggestions for mainstreaming them.

Instruction: 
Major topics covered in the course are: shaping influences in children's lives and how they interact with them; biblical child-training goals and methods; types of effective communication with children; age group characteristics; introduction to ways of knowing; various learning theories; a "Christian teacher's triad" of learning; instructional objectives and elements of good objective test questions; methods of interaction between Jesus and his disciples as learners along with application in the classroom; a learning model that builds on parent/teacher love for the child leading the child to accept instruction and being helped to learn, think and express creatively; how these theories might work themselves out in practical ways in curriculum design, teaching methods and classroom environment. Method of instruction is classroom. Evaluation criteria include tests, case studies, presentations, and projects.
Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Child Development (12/03) (04/07) (11/10) (10/15 revalidation).

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