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2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDUC 218 Children in An Ever-Changing World

The children of today’s world are very diverse in learning modalities, cognitive styles and living styles. Children bring so much to the classroom, both from their own experiences and from the environment in which they live. Children often encounter a variety of personal experiences that impact their daily interactions and learning within the classroom, such as: violence, illnesses, substance abuse, homelessness, poverty, war, terrorism, and non-traditional family living, which often impacts their basic everyday needs. Teachers often have to deal with children who may be in crisis in the school setting. This course will examine many of the current societal issues facing children today and explore possible resources and solutions. Students will explore theories surrounding child development, best teaching practices, and teaching methodology which will assist them in responding to challenging behaviors which may present themselves within the classroom setting as a result of a child’s personal life experiences.
NOTE: Up to 30 hours of additional research and field work may also be required in this course.
Pre-requisite(s): EDUC 100 Child Development  recommended.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Offered Distance Learning: Yes
Credits: 3
Contact Hours:
Lecture: 3