The principle aspects of Growth and Development including the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development from birth through early adulthood. Associated learning theories in relation to the age level characteristics will be discussed.

Examination of the physical, cognitive, and social/emotional development of children and adolescents ages 3 - 21, covering the licensure areas of early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence-to-young-adult, and multi-age. Emphasis will be on the critical appraisal of developmental theories in terms of research support and educational practice.

Examination of the physical, cognitive, and social/emotional development of children and adolescents ages 3 - 21, covering the licensure areas of early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence-to-young-adult, and multi-age. Emphasis will be on the critical appraisal of developmental theories in terms of research support and educational practice.

Examination of contemporary theories of motivation that are relevant to promoting learning in students within the context of P-12 classrooms and schools. Emphasis will be on the critical appraisal of theories of motivation in terms of research support and educational practice.

This course will cover theories of adult development, current research on adult learners, ways of assessing the needs and interests of adult learners, and ways of creating environments in which adult learners can thrive.

Rationale and approaches for teaching phonics will be emphasized as well as: stages in decoding, phonemic elements, phonemic awareness, instructional strategies, and scope and sequence of phonics instruction. Other word identification strategies to be taught include: context clues, sight words, and structural and morphemic analysis. This course provides a detailed examination of the role of phonics knowledge and learning to read.

Examination of the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development that occurs in early adulthood, middle adulthood, and late adulthood.  Emphasis will be on the critical appraisal of developmental theories in terms of research support and practical application.

EDU Students of Dr. Karen Jones