The Study of Children in Diverse and Inclusive Educational Settings through Observation and Recording with a Focus on the Upper-Elementary and Middle School Child

EDUC 809
This course aims to increase students' awareness of individual differences, the meaning of specific and long-term behavior, and implications for learning. Observations of children focus on cognitive styles, social-emotional behaviors, gender identification, cultural variation, and position in the group. Children with special needs and disabilities in mainstreamed groups or in special classes are also examined. As participant-observers, students develop greater sensitivity to their feelings about and interactions with normal and special needs children. Prerequisite: EDUC 501 or EDUC 800 or permission of the instructor.