Educational Psychology: Effective Teaching & Learning in Diverse and Inclusive Classrooms

EDUC283 (Liberal Arts, NOT Liberal Arts for Accounting Major) $ Educational Psychology: Effective Teaching & Learning in Diverse and Inclusive Classrooms 4 hrs. 4 crs. This course provides an overview of learning and instructional issues in teaching in inclusive classrooms. Behaviorism, social and cognitive constructivism, and socio-cultural theories will be examined and applied in the context of diverse classrooms. Teacher candidates will engage in critical analysis of these theories and their application to pedagogical practices in urban schools and inclusive classrooms. They will evaluate curriculum designs and methods of instructions and assessment for students with exceptionalities, as well as those who are linguistically and culturally diverse. Students will design alternate pedagogical practices and evaluate learner outcomes. In addition, the role of technology in instruction will also be examined. Students will conduct weekly-supervised laboratory exercises. Preq: EDUC 280 or EDUC 271 depending on education program, or Psych 215 with department approval This course carries a Liberal Arts designation. 15 hours of fieldwork is required.

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