Apr 26, 2019  
2010-2011 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
    
2010-2011 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDC 570 - Understanding the Dynamics of Student Aspirations

(Cr: 3)
The purpose of this course is to explore the contexts of the lives of learners.  Participants will understand families, schools, and society as social systems and be able to practice this understanding in their relationships with children, colleagues, parents, and the community.  Students will gain a greater appreciation for and understanding of the conditions that affect student aspirations.  The course introduces the multiple dimensions of children’s lives, basic theories of child development, and the contexts of the lives of learners.  Theoretical concepts as well as practical principles of student achievement will be discussed.  Students will gain an in-depth understanding of current research in the area as well as practical applications of the research to infuse professional teaching and learning.  Class is structured to be interactive as well as self-reflective with ample opportunities for discussion of  social systems and student aspirations.



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