Ramapo for Children | Evaluated Learning Experience
Introduction to Positive Youth Development (EDU 100R)
Minimum 30 hours of supervised field experience and 16 hours of classroom instruction (8 2-hour classes) over 8 weeks.
June 2021- Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: Understand origins and foundational principles of positive youth development; apply knowledge and implement best practices in youth development to supervised field experience; identify and implement practices for building relationships with children; identify, and model social emotional skills such as self-awareness, self-management and self-expression; recognize triggers and their impact on learning; understand de-escalation strategies and basics of restorative practices; analyze field experiences through positive youth development lens using journal entries; read and respond to journal entries, videos and activities; engage in constructive self-assessment of strengths and areas for growth in relation to working with children; evaluate and reflect upon program activities for best practices of positive youth development.
Major topics taught in this course include child and adolescent development, recreation, educational psychology and child and youth development.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Education, Psychology, Youth Development, Interdisciplinary Studies, or general elective (6/21).